On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1790

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBenjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor, ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

1790 Highlights

About April 17, 1790

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 230 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries