What Happened on February 17, 1874

Famous Birthdays

Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956)

American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-56), born in Campbell, New York

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? 149 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius