On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1820

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Brontë, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1849)

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classicl scholar and historian, dies at 73
1820 Highlights

About January 17, 1820

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 201 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn