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What Happened on February 17, 1815

Historical Events


Treaty of InterestTreaty of Ghent

Treaty of Ghent ratified by the US Senate and signed by President James Madison ending War of 1812, over a month after it was signed in Europe

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The signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve
The signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve
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Famous Deaths

  • Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, dies at 59
1815 Highlights

About February 17, 1815

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 205 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius