On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1863

Historical Events

  • Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)
1863 Highlights

About August 17, 1863

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo