On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1861

Historical Events

CameraFamous Photo

First color photograph of a tartan ribbon shown by Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell to the Royal Institution in London

1861 Highlights

About May 17, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus