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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.  

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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 August - 17.  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  On this day in history 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  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 August - 17.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

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

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

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

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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