What Happened on June 17, 1897

Historical Events

  • US State Department appoints New Jersey educator William Frank Powell as Envoy to Haiti, and Chargé d’Affaires for Dominican Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Vivian Duncan, American vaudevillian (Duncan Sisters), and actress (Topsy and Eva), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
Born in 1897

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastian Kneipp, Bavarian priest and naturopathist (known for "Kneipp Cure" form of hydrotherapy), dies at 76
1897 Highlights

About June 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini