On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1911

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

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

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand
  • 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? 109 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn