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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1783

Samuel Prout, water-color painter

Birth
1787

Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem

Event
1787

US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

Event
1789

William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn

Event
1795

Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer

Birth
1796

Pres George Washington delivers his farewell address

Event
1798

Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat

Birth
1800

Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874

Birth
1801

Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand and 1 Nights)

Birth
1803

Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies

Death
1814

Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer

Birth
1818

Halfdan Kjeruif, composer (Kjerulf)

Birth
1819

1st whaling ship arrives in Hawaii

Event
1819

Thomas Andrews Hendricks, (D) 21st US VP; died in office

Birth
1819

Jean-Bernard-L‚on Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

Birth
1819

Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)

Birth
1820

Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

Birth
1820

Henri Hamal, composer, dies at 76

Death
1821

Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer

Birth
1823

Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker, dies at 76

Death
1824

Giacomo Tritto, composer, dies at 91

Death
1825

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, MC (Confederacy), died in 1893

Birth
1826

G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)

Birth
1834

Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer

Birth
1835

Charles Darwins lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago

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