On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1906

Historical Events

  • Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Mensforth, British pioneer in the development of the helicopter in Britain, born in Stretford, Manchester (d. 2000)
  • Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (dd. 1971)
  • Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
1906 Highlights

About May 17, 1906

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus