On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1905

Historical Events

  • Dutch government of Theo de Meester begins

Famous Birthdays

  • John Hay Whitney, American diplomat and publisher (NY Herald Tribune 1961-67), born in Ellsworth, Maine (d. 1982)
1905 Highlights

About August 17, 1905

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo