Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.
1796 On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
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 On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1811 Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.
1812 On August - 17 frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic
1817 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.
1819 On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.
1828 On this day in history george William Warren, composer
1834 On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.
1835 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.
1836 On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 On this day in history hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.
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 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on August - 17.
1856 On this day in history violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on this day in history.
1859 On this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 On this day in history 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 On August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.