On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1899

Historical Events

  • 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Winnie Lightner, American comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show), born in Greenport, New York (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), dies at 56
1899 Highlights

About September 17, 1899

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo