On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1903

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikhail Svetlov, Russian poet and writer, born in Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • Ruth Wakefield, American inventor (created the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
1903 Highlights

About June 17, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini