What Happened on April 9, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Arras begins
  • Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • Johannes Bobrowski, writer
  • Vincent O'Brien, racehorse trainer

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I
  • James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863)