On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1903

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government

Famous Birthdays

  • Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, born in Starozhilovka (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-British painter (Whistler's Mother), dies at 69