On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1836

Historical Events

  • British parliament accepts registration of births, marriages and deaths

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Darwin leaves South America for the last time on HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

1836 Highlights

About August 17, 1836

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 184 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo