On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1887

Famous Deaths

Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix, American pioneering nurse and social activist who created the first American mental asylums, dies at 85

1887 Highlights

About July 17, 1887

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer