On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1878

Historical Events

  • Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Zagwijn, Dutch composer and musicologist, born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Netherlands (d. 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
1878 Highlights

About July 17, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer