What Happened on February 17, 1904

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
Born in 1904
1904 Highlights

About February 17, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius