On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1874

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMackenzie King

Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, and 1935-48), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1950)

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Famous Deaths

  • William Barker Cushing, American naval officer (best known for sinking the CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864), dies at 32
1874 Highlights

About December 17, 1874

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius