Historical Events In January - 17
Monday, 03 August 2020
1779 Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery on this day in history.
1781 Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies on this day in history.
1788 Alessio Prati, composer, dies at 37 on this day in history.
1799 Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, was executed on this day in history.
1800 On January - 17 minor earthquake recorded in Sydney, Australia.
1805 On January - 17 abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
1806 On this day in history james Madison Randolph, grandson of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, becomes the first child born in the White House.
1806 On this day in history the first baby was born in the White House, the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.
1806 James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House on this day in history.
1814 On this day in history ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
1818 Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64) on this day in history.
1820 The birth of Anne Bronte, Youngest of the 'Bronte' sisters on this day in history.
1820 Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) on January - 17.
1820 On this day in history daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classicist/historian, dies at 73
1821 On this day in history méxico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas
1821 On January - 17 mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas
1823 Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36 on January - 17.
1827 On this day in history duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
1828 On January - 17 lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918
1830 On this day in history w Waiblinger, writer, dies
1832 Johannes van den Bosch appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies on this day in history.
1832 On January - 17 johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies
1833 On January - 17 james Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
1834 On January - 17 wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia
1835 Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist on January - 17.
1836 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer on this day in history.
1842 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands) on January - 17.
1845 On this day in history lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
1850 On January - 17 alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer
1852 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa) on January - 17.
1853 Alva Vanderbilt Beaumont, women's rights advocate & activist on this day in history.
1856 On January - 17 thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41
1857 Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording) on January - 17.
1858 On this day in history tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)