On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1854

Historical Events

  • Britain recognises independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer

Famous Deaths

  • Hugues Felicit√© Robert de Lamennais, French Catholic priest and writer (L'avenir), dies at 71
  • John Martin, English painter and engraver, dies at 64
1854 Highlights

About February 17, 1854

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius