On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Boonville, MI-Brigadier General Lyon defeats Confederate forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Omar Bundy, U.S. Army general (Spanish–American War in Cuba), born in New Castle, Indiana (d. 1940)
  • Pete Browning, American baseball player, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1905)
  • Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), born in Islington, London (d. 1946)
1861 Highlights

About June 17, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini