On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1840

Famous Deaths

  • Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), dies at 81
1840 Highlights

About April 17, 1840

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries