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What Happened on June 17, 1871

Famous Birthdays

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, lyricist ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), civil rights activist, and leader of the NAACP, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

  • Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, born in BotoČ™ani, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1940)
1871 Highlights

About June 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini