On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1897

Historical Events

  • British boxer Bob Fitzsimmons KOs American champion 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett in the 14th round to win World Heavyweight title in Carson City, Nevada

Famous Birthdays

  • Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
1897 Highlights

About March 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces