On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1864

Historical Events

  • Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
1864 Highlights

About February 17, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius