On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1895

Historical Events

  • Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Wheeler, American actor (Brave Eagle, The Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1968)
1895 Highlights

About April 17, 1895

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 126 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries