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? 150 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus