On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1786

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDavy Crockett

Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, born in Greene County, Tennessee (d. 1836)

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett
  • Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria, born in Coburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1861)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFrederick the Great

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), dies at 74

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great

1786 Highlights

About August 17, 1786

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 234 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo