On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1884

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian and Justice of Curacao, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (White Peacock), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1920)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56