On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1815

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, dies at 59