What Happened on May 17, 1836

Famous Birthdays

  • Sir Norman Lockyer, English physicist, co-founder of helium gas, founder and editor of "Nature" magazine, born in Rugby, Warwickshire (d. 1920)
  • Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, born in Nevele, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1923)
  • Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian World Chess Champion (1866-94), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
1836 Highlights

About May 17, 1836

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 186 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus