On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1900

Historical Events

  • Philippine–American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • The Commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed
  • USA, Anthracite coal miners go out on strike for better wages until the October 25, by which time the owners are persuaded that their stand is harming President McKinley's campaign

Famous Birthdays

  • Hughie Critz, American MLB baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1980)
  • J. Willard Marriott, American entrepreneur and hotelier (founder of Marriott Corporation), born in Marriott Settlement, Utah (d. 1985)
1900 Highlights

About September 17, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo