On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1884

Historical Events

  • Alaska becomes a US territory

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Brassin, composer, dies at 43
1884 Highlights

About May 17, 1884

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus