What Happened on March 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69