What Happened on April 17, 1895

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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)