What Happened on March 17, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington