On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1915

Historical Events

  • German troops over run Kovno, Lithuania
  • Hurricane strikes Galveston, Texas killing 275
  • 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? 105 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo