On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1874

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestThomas J. Watson

Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), born in Campbell, New York (d. 1956)

Businessman Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician and sociologist (body mass index scale), dies at 77
1874 Highlights

About February 17, 1874

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius