On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1895

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, D.C.
  • George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1919, 21; Australian C'ships 1927), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1967)