Historical Events In August - 17
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1787 On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.
1804 On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1807 On August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.
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 On August - 17 joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
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 this day in history george William Warren, composer
1834 On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1834 On this day in history peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1835 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.
1851 On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on this day in history.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on August - 17.
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.
1863 On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC