What Happened on June 17, 1895

Historical Events

  • US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan

Famous Birthdays

  • Louise Fazenda, American vaudeville, and silent and sound screen actress (Mack Sennett comedies), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • Sam Wooding, American jazz pianist, bandleader, one of the 1st to tour Europe (Chocolate Kiddies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Slavko Osterc, Slovenian composer (Iz Satanovega Dnevnika (From Satan's Diary); Illusions), and pedagogue, born in Ver┼żej, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia) (d. 1941)
Born in 1895
1895 Highlights

About June 17, 1895

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini