On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1865

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82
  • Mosby Munroe Parsons, United States officer in the Mexican–American War and brigadier general of the Confederate States Army, dies in battle at 42
1865 Highlights

About August 17, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo