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 This day in History - July 17
394 Historic Events for July 17
1627

Lieven de Key, Flemish master builder (Vleeshal), dies at about 67

Death
1674

Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)

Birth
1682

Johann Heinrich Kittel, composer, dies at 29

Death
1702

Johann Schneider, composer

Birth
1709

Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60

Death
1712

England, Portugal and France sign ceasefire [or 19th]

Event
1727

Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor

Event
1740

Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV

Event
1744

Elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering

Birth
1746

Anthonie van de Heim, Dutch pension advisor (1737-46), dies at 53

Death
1753

Andr‚-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies

Death
1762

Peter III Fjodorovitsj, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34

Death
1763

John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader

Birth
1763

Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, dies at 45

Death
1763

Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education

Birth
1764

Johann Mattheson, German composer, dies at 82

Death
1774

Capt Cook arrives at New Hebrides (Vanuata)

Event
1775

August Harder, composer

Birth
1775

1st military hospital approved

Event
1788

Russian fleet destroys Swedish

Event
1793

Charlotte Corday, murderer (Jean-Paul Marat), is guillotined

Death
1794

Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer, dies at 45

Death
1794

African Church of St Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated

Event
1794

Richard Allen organizes Phila's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church

Event
1817

Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer

Birth