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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1678

France and Spain signs peace treaty

Event
1679

Juan Jos‚ of Austrian, Spanish gen/gov of Netherlands, dies at 50

Death
1683

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria

Event
1691

Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter

Event
1697

Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks

Event
1702

Olof Rudbeck, composer, dies at 71

Death
1709

Samuel Johnson, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)

Birth
1711

Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer

Birth
1714

Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)

Birth
1730

Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington's army

Birth
1730

Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees

Event
1732

Josef Antonin Planicky, composer, dies at 40

Death
1737

Georg-August University opens in G”ttingen

Event
1743

Marquis de Condorcet, France, enlightenment philosopher

Birth
1743

Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician

Birth
1745

Edinburg occupied by Jacobites under Young Pretenders

Event
1748

Robert Wainwright, composer

Birth
1762

Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74

Death
1764

John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society

Birth
1765

Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope

Birth
1767

Henri-Montan Berton, composer

Birth
1771

Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50

Death
1774

Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist (understood 70 languages)

Birth
1776

Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort

Event
1778

1st treaty between the US and Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)

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