On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1899

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 (b. 1842)