What Happened on July 17, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico (d. 1916)

Famous Deaths

  • Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, German-born Queen of Portugal (1858-59), dies of diphtheria at 22
1859 Highlights

About July 17, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 164 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer