What Happened on September 17, 1879

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 HOF manager and executive (Negro National League pennant 1920–22, 26; Chicago American Giants), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1930)
Born in 1879

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (restored medieval monuments including city of Carcassonne), dies at 65
1879 Highlights

About September 17, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo