On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social social activist and reformer, born in Erode, Madras Presidency, British India (d. 1973)
  • Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (Negro leagues), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1930)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)