What Happened on May 17, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha Luz, Brazilian composer, born in Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • Hannah Tillich, German-American writer (Harbor Mouse) and wife of Paul Tillich, born in Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany (d. 1988)
Born in 1896

Famous Deaths

  • Sophus Tromholt, Norwegian astrophysicist and photographer (photographed Sami people), dies at 45 [1]
1896 Highlights

About May 17, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 127 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus