On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1820

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Van Dorn, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Claiborne County, Mississippi (d. 1863)
  • Émile Augier, French dramatist, born in Valence, Drôme, Kingdom of France (d. 1889)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76