On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1850

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJosé de San Martín

Jose de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero and general, dies at 72

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín

1850 Highlights

About August 17, 1850

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 170 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo