What Happened on February 17, 1905

Historical Events

  • American educator and women's suffragist Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall in the US Capital building, Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Oberlander, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Dartmouth College; National C'ship 1954), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Orville "Hoppy" Jones, American bass singer and cellist (The Ink Spots - "If I Didn't Care"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1944)
Born in 1905

Famous Deaths

  • Serge Alexandrovich, Governor-General of Moscow, assassinated by a terrorist bomb; his carriage driver also died, the assailant survived, was tried and hanged
1905 Highlights

About February 17, 1905

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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