On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1776

Historical Events

Historic Event

Captain James Cook arrives in Cape Town with Resolution on his 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Fran├žois le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)
1776 Highlights

About October 17, 1776

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra