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What Happened on October 17, 1873

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRobert McClure

Robert McClure, Irish explorer who discovered the Northwest passage, dies at 66

Explorer Robert McClure
Explorer
Robert McClure

1873 Highlights

About October 17, 1873

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra