On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1899

Historical Events

  • 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38

Famous Birthdays

  • Vincent Wigglesworth, British entomologist (Metamorphosis hormones), born in Kirkham, Lancashire, England (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Balatka, Moravian-American conductor (Milwaukee Musikverein; Chicago Oratorio Society), author (Condensed History of Music), and composer, dies at 74
1899 Highlights

About April 17, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 122 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries