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April 17, 1897 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in History

  • Antonius Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River), born in Wijlre, Netherlands (d. 1961)

Person of interestThornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder

1897 in History