On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1824

Famous Birthdays

  • John Kerr, Scottish physicist and pioneer in the field of electro-optics (electro-visually Kerr-effect), born in Ardrossan, Scotland (d. 1907)
  • Manning Ferguson Force, American lawyer, judge and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1899)
  • Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
1824 Highlights

About December 17, 1824

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 196 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius