On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1907

Historical Events

  • Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilliam Thomson

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson

1907 Highlights

About December 17, 1907

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius