On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1817

Historical Events

  • Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, (Rome, New York), one of the first great engineering works in North America
1817 Highlights

About July 4, 1817

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer