What Happened on September 17, 1819

Historical Events

  • First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon Foucault, French physicist whose pendulum proved that the Earth rotates, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president of the Republic South Africa, born in Graaff Reinet, Cape Colony (d. 1901)
Born in 1819
1819 Highlights

About September 17, 1819

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 204 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo