On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1856

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), dies at 58
  • John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
1856 Highlights

About February 17, 1856

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 164 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius