February 17, 1837 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Lyell makes his presidential address to the Geographical Society, London and announces that Richard Owen has concluded from Darwin's fossils that extinct species were related to current species in the same locality

Geologist Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell

Birthdays in History

  • Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws)