On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1887

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDorothea Dix

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

Nurse and Social Activist Dorothea Dix
Nurse and Social Activist
Dorothea Dix

1887 Highlights

About July 17, 1887

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer