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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1731

Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57

Death
1743

Sweden and Russia sign peace treaty

Event
1775

Philippe Libon, composer

Birth
1777

Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54

Death
1779

Franz de Paula Roser, composer

Birth
1785

Jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies

Death
1786

Frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74

Death
1786

Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)

Birth
1787

Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups

Event
1788

Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded

Event
1792

Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38

Death
1795

Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Cura‡ao

Event
1796

English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay

Event
1804

Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies

Death
1807

Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River

Event
1808

Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain

Event
1811

Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)

Birth
1817

Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)

Birth
1819

James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886

Birth
1827

Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord

Event
1828

George William Warren, composer

Birth
1833

Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game

Event
1834

Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)

Birth
1834

Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile

Event
1835

Solymon Merrick patents wrench

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