What Happened on August 17, 1915

Historical Events

  • German troops over run Kovno, Lithuania
  • Hurricane makes landfall near Galveston, Texas killing 275, and causing $50M damage
  • Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Georgia, after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob in Georgia at 31
1915 Highlights

About August 17, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo