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What Happened on January 17, 1878

Famous Birthdays

'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien

'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien, American boxer (World light heavyweight champion 1905), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)

  • Oscar Apfel, American actor (The Squaw Man, Inspiration, Before Dawn), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1938)
1878 Highlights

About January 17, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn