On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1875

Historical Events

  • 1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75

Famous Deaths

  • John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)
1875 Highlights

About May 17, 1875

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus