On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1894

Historical Events

  • Daily Racing Form founded

Historic Event

Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

Famous Birthdays

  • Eelco van Kleffens, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46) and diplomat (d. 1983)
  • Sophocles Venizelos, Greek politician, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), born in Chania, Crete (d. 1964)
1894 Highlights

About November 17, 1894

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio