On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1877

Historical Events

  • Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London
  • Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Calder, British born Canadian ice hockey executive (first NHL President), born in Bristol, England (d. 1943)
1877 Highlights

About November 17, 1877

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 144 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio