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Historical Events In August - 17

Friday, 04 December 2020

1787  On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

1788  On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.  

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.  

1804  Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.  

1807  Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on this day in history.  

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.  

1811  Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on August - 17.  

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on August - 17.  

1817  On August - 17 joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  

1819  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history george William Warren, composer  

1834  On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

1834  On this day in history peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  On this day in history solymon Merrick patents wrench  

1836  British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on August - 17.  

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.  

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  

1846  On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  

1850  Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.  

1850  Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  On this day in history violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

1858  On this day in history 1st bank in Hawaii opens  

1859  On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  

1859  On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind  

1862  On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

1863  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  

1753  Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1510  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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