On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1864

Historical Events

Battle of Interest

General James Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucien Herr, French intellectual and librarian (École Normale Supérieure), born in Altkirch, Haut-Rhin, France (d. 1926)
1864 Highlights

About January 17, 1864

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn