On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1879

Historical Events

  • 1st railroad opens in Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian painter (b. 1856)
1879 Highlights

About July 17, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer