On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1879

Famous Deaths

  • Asa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (b. 1805)
1879 Highlights

About May 17, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus