On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
  • Battle of Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats Major Gough's cavalry

Famous Birthdays

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