On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1876

Historical Events

  • British high jump champion Marshall Jones Brooks clears 1.83m at Oxford, England for unofficial world record; thought to be first leap over 6'
  • General Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux Indian camps

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederic Ayers, composer
1876 Highlights

About March 17, 1876

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces