What Happened on February 17, 1890

Famous Deaths

Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890)

American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies of tuberculosis at 71

1890 Highlights

About February 17, 1890

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius