On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1876

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Richard Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Drummond, British politician and diplomat, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33), born in Fulford, England (d. 1951)
  • Henri Winkelman, Dutch general, Commander-in-Chief of Dutch Armed Forces during WWII, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1952)
1876 Highlights

About August 17, 1876

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo