On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1806

Famous Birthdays

  • Norbert Rillieux, American chemical engineer and inventor (sugar refiner), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1894)

Famous Deaths

  • David Dale, Scottish industrialist & philanthropist (cotton magnate who implemented advanced social and educational conditions), dies at 67
1806 Highlights

About March 17, 1806

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 216 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces