What Happened on May 15, 1817

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
  • First private mental health hospital opens in the US, Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)