On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1912

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Captain Robert Scott's expedition arrives at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
1912 Highlights

About January 17, 1912

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn