On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1886

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfonso XIII, King of Spain (1886-1931), born in Madrid, Kingdom of Spain (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJohn Deere

John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company) dies at 82

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere

1886 Highlights

About May 17, 1886

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 135 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus