What Happened on April 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonius Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River), born in Wijlre, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1992)
  • Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Ray), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1975)