On This Day

May 15, 1817 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
  • First private mental health hospital opens in the US, Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birthdays in History

  • Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
1817 in History