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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1836

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time

Event
1836

British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death

Event
1839

Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher

Birth
1839

Hubert Platt Main, composer

Birth
1840

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)

Birth
1841

Lu¡s NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet

Birth
1844

Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)

Birth
1846

US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California

Event
1850

Jos‚ Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies

Death
1851

Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist

Birth
1856

Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)

Birth
1858

1st bank in Hawaii opens

Event
1859

1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind

Event
1862

Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky

Event
1863

Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee

Event
1863

Federal batteries and ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC

Event
1865

Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82

Death
1865

Mosby Munroe Parsons, US Confederate gen-maj, dies in battle

Death
1866

Bathe and Prussia signs peace treaty

Event
1869

1st international boat race (Thames River, Oxford beats Harvard)

Event
1870

1st ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington

Event
1870

Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine

Birth
1870

Mrs Esther Morris becomes 1st woman magistrate (South Pass, Wyoming)

Event
1876

Theodor D„ubler, German writer (Northern Lights)

Birth
1876

D„ubler, writer

Birth