On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1905

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4
  • US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • Herb Joesting, College Football Hall of Fame halfback/fullback (Uni of Minnesota; Chicago Bears), born in Little Falls, Minnesota (d. 1963)