On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1905

Historical Events

  • Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Oberlander, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (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 (1944)

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? 116 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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