On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1839

Famous Birthdays

  • Ephraim Shay, American inventor of Shay type of geared steam locomotive, born in Huron, Ohio (d. 1916)
  • Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, born in Worms, Germany (d. 1916)
1839 Highlights

About July 17, 1839

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer