On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1905

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Albert Einstein finishes his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of modern physics

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

1905 Highlights

About March 17, 1905

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces