On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland


Famous Birthdays

  • Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist (Nobel 1969 - the study of the three-dimensional geometric structure of molecules), born in Kristiana, Norway (d. 1981)