On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1856

Historical Events

  • On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

Famous Deaths

  • William Knyvett, British singer and composer, dies at 77
1856 Highlights

About November 17, 1856

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 165 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio