On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1915

Historical Events

Historic Event

The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Stringbean [David Akeman], American banjoist and comedian (Hee Haw), born in Annville, Kentucky (d. 1973)
1915 Highlights

About June 17, 1915

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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