On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1803

Historical Events

  • John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Smith Surtees, British novelist (Jorrocks’s Jaunts and Jollities), born in The Riding, England (d. 1864)
1803 Highlights

About May 17, 1803

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 217 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus