What Happened on April 17, 1905

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
  • US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1987)