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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1787  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

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

1796  On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

1804  On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

1807  On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

1808  On August - 17 napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

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

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on this day in history.  

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

1819  On August - 17 james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

1827  On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord  

1828  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1835  On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench  

1836  On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  

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

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.  

1846  On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.  

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

1850  On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  

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

1856  On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

1858  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history 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  On August - 17 birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

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 August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On this day in history 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.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 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  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

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

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

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

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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