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What Happened on October 17, 1848

Famous Birthdays

  • William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (credited with creating the curveball), born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
1848 Highlights

About October 17, 1848

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra