On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1830

Famous Birthdays

  • Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSimón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary and president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Santa Marta, Colombia

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar

1830 Highlights

About December 17, 1830

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 189 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius