On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1865

Historical Events


Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

Famous Birthdays

  • Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint and foundress of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus, born in Loosdorf, Austrian Empire (d. 1939)
1865 Highlights

About April 17, 1865

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries