On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1911)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Upjohn, English-born American architect (Gothic Revival), dies at 76
1878 Highlights

About August 17, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo