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