What Happened on April 2, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) begins her term as 1st woman member of US House of Reps

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • US President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany

Famous Birthdays

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  • Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)