On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1821

Historical Events

  • Kentucky abolishes debtors' prisons

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick West Lander, American poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
1821 Highlights

About December 17, 1821

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 198 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius