What Happened on June 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)