What Happened on April 17, 1820

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAlexander Cartwright

Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), born in NYC, New York (d. 1892)

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • Gottfried Conradi, Norwegian composer, born in T√łnsberg, Norway (d. 1896)