On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1911

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on French Prime Minister Aristide Briand in the French Assembly

  • Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Pfrogner, Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), dies at 88
1911 Highlights

About January 17, 1911

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn