On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1881

Famous Birthdays

  • Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricket all-rounder (25 Tests, 4 x 100s, TS 204; Transvaal), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1930)
  • Johannes CB "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter

Famous Deaths

  • Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62
1881 Highlights

About December 17, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius