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September 17, 1819 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii

Birthdays in History

  • Leon Foucault, French physicist whose pendulum proved that the Earth rotates, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president of the Republic South Africa, born in Graaff Reinet, Cape Colony (d. 1901)
1819 in History