On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1885

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
1885 Highlights

About February 17, 1885

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius