On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1878

Historical Events

  • 1st telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones

Famous Deaths

  • José Amador de los Ríos, Spanish historian and poet, dies at 59
1878 Highlights

About February 17, 1878

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius