On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bob Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • British boxer Bob Fitzsimmons KOs American champion 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)