On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1870

Historical Events

  • 1st ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington, by Hazard Stevens and P. B. Van Trump

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick F. Russell, American army physician, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine, born in Auburn, New York (d. 1960)
1870 Highlights

About August 17, 1870

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo