What Happened on January 17, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
  • Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Pfrogner, Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), dies at 88