On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1901

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)
1901 Highlights

About September 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo