On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1898

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Hermann, German physicist, born in Wesermünde, Germany (d. 1961)
  • M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1972)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, dies at 64