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What Happened on May 17, 1824

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The diaries of Lord Byron are burnt by six of the poet's friends at the office of John Murray in London, sometimes described as “the greatest crime in literary history”

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

1824 Highlights

About May 17, 1824

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 196 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus