On This Day

What Happened in 1817

Important Events in 1817

  • Sep 9 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

More Historical Events

1817 in Music

  • Jan 25 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) premieres in Rome


Famous People in 1817

World Leaders in 1817

Would You Believe?

60-70ft sea serpent sightings reported offshore in Gloucester, Massachusetts

On August 18, 1817