On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1881

Historical Events

  • 7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C.

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Revised version of New Testament
1881 Highlights

About May 17, 1881

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus