On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1844

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMenelik II

Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) and Negus/King of Shewa (1866–89), born in Angolalla, Ethiopia (d. 1913)

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II

1844 Highlights

About August 17, 1844

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 176 years and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo