On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1904

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan

Opera Composer Giacomo Puccini
Opera Composer
Giacomo Puccini

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Kuyle [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • 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)
1904 Highlights

About February 17, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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