On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1902

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), born in Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)