On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1871

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Native American fighter General William T. Sherman escapes from the Comanches in an ambulance


Famous Birthdays

  • Henk Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Modern Kunstwerken), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1956)
1871 Highlights

About May 17, 1871

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus