On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1864

Historical Events

  • Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic - world' first successful submarine attack

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, Australian bush poet (Waltzing Matilda, The Man From Snowy River), born near Orange, New South Wales (d. 1941)
  • Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
1864 Highlights

About February 17, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius