On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1797

Historical Events

  • Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer and conductor, born in Hanzinne, Belgium (d. 1869)
1797 Highlights

About April 17, 1797

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries