On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1889

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths

  • Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), dies at 63
  • William Roxby Beverly, artist, dies