What Happened on January 17, 1891

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
  • Walter Eucken, German economist

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74