On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1775

Historical Events

  • Transylvania Land Company, headed by Richard Henderson, buys most of Kentucky through treaty signed with Cherokee chiefs at Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River (later declared illegal)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ninian Edwards, American politician (Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809–1813; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818–1824; Governor of Illinois 1826–1830), born in Montgomery County, Maryland (d. 1833)
1775 Highlights

About March 17, 1775

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 247 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces