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, American politician (14th US VP (1857-61 at just 36) and Confederate general, dies at 54
1875 Highlights

About May 17, 1875

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 148 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus