What Happened on March 17, 1863

Historical Events

  • Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia with 211 causalities

Famous Birthdays

  • Homer Plessy, American Creole shoemaker and civil rights pioneer (plaintiff in landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson 1896), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1925)

Famous Deaths

  • John Pelham, U.S. Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24
1863 Highlights

About March 17, 1863

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces