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April 17, 1863 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee

Birthdays in History

  • Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (theory of elasticity), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1940)

Deaths in History

  • Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general and cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61
1863 in History