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Historical Events In August - 17

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1787  On August - 17 jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

1788  On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.  

1795  On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao  

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  

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

1817  Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.  

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 August - 17 george William Warren, composer  

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

1834  On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

1839  Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.  

1840  On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

1841  On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet  

1844  On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  

1846  On this day in history uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  

1850  On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.  

1850  Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.  

1851  On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

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

1858  On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens  

1859  On this day in history 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  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC  

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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  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

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

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

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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  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

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

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

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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