On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • In Australia, Nationalist Party takes over a coalition government

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Guillermo Gonz├ílez Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70