On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1834

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Darwin reaches the top of Campana in Chile during his voyage on the Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Benoit, Flemish composer and conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata), born in Harelbeke, Flanders (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, dies at 31
1834 Highlights

About August 17, 1834

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 186 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo