On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1796

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (The Clockmaker; or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville), born in Windsor, Canada (d. 1865)
1796 Highlights

About December 17, 1796

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 225 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius