What Happened on August 17, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • German troops over run Kovno, Lithuania
  • Hurricane strikes Galveston, Texas (275 killed)
  • Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Georgia, after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob in Georgia