Historical Events for Year 1817

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Jan 7th - 2nd Bank of US opens
Jan 18th - José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile
Jan 22nd - British freighter Diana sinks off Malaysia
Jan 25th - Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
Jan 31st - Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau" premieres in Vienna
Feb 5th - 1st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
Feb 17th - 1st US city lit by gas (Baltimore)
Mar 2nd - 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn
Mar 3rd - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
Mar 8th - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
Mar 25th - Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
Apr 15th - 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
Apr 17th - 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)
Apr 22nd - Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
Revolutionary Leader José de San MartínRevolutionary Leader José de San Martín May 15th - Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
May 15th - Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
May 16th - Mississippi River steamboat service begins
Jun 24th - 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
Jul 4th - Construction on Erie Canal begins at Rome, NY
Jul 4th - Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, one of the first great engineering works in North America
Jul 12th - 1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)
Jul 12th - Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course
Aug 18th - Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore
Sep 9th - Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
6th US President John Quincy Adams6th US President John Quincy Adams Sep 22nd - John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State
Oct 9th - University of Gent officially opens
Oct 20th - 1st Mississippi "Showboat" leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
Nov 20th - First Seminole War begins in Florida
Nov 25th - First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
Nov 27th - US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
Dec 10th - Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
Dec 16th - Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon
Dec 30th - 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)

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