On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1894

Historical Events

  • Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • David Butler, American director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • Hans Henny Jahnn, writer
  • Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)
  • Willem Schermerhorn, Neth premier (1945-46)
1894 Highlights

About December 17, 1894

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius