On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1896

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Frederick Jackson meet by chance in Franz Josef Land, the Arctic

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen

1896 Highlights

About June 17, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini