On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1796

Famous Birthdays

  • Martinus Niewindt, Dutch Bishop of Curacao (advocate for fair treatment and abolition of slavery), born in Amsterdam (d. 1860)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, dies at 89
1796 Highlights

About May 17, 1796

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 224 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus