What Happened on March 17, 1898

Historical Events

1st Modern Submarine

John Philip Holland achieves successful test run for the first modern submarine off Staten Island, submerging for 1 hour 40 minutes

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Kelso Bruce, American politician (Senator-Mississippi, 1875-1881), dies at 57
1898 Highlights

About March 17, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces