What Happened on April 17, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (theory of elasticity), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1940)
  • Johannes Petrus Boskaljon, Curacaoian composer and conductor, born in Willemstad (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general and cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61