What Happened on September 17, 1901

Historical Events

  • Battle at Elands River Port: Boer General Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers

Victory in Battle

Battle of Blood River Port: Boer commandos led by Louis Botha defeat a British Mounted Infantry force commanded by Major Hubert Gough

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Chichester, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England (d. 1972)
1901 Highlights

About September 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo