On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1882

Historical Events

  • Tornado kills 130 in Iowa

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (d. 1918)

Person of interestHarold Gillies

Harold Gillies, New Zealand father of modern plastic surgery who pioneered skin graft techniques on injured soldiers in WWI, born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1960) [1]

Father of Modern Plastic Surgery Harold Gillies
Father of Modern Plastic Surgery
Harold Gillies

Person of interestIgor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps - The Rite of Spring; The Firebird), born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971) [OS 5th June]

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky

1882 Highlights

About June 17, 1882

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini