On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1917

Historical Events

  • US declares war on Germany, enters World War I

Famous Birthdays

  • "Big" Walter Horton, American blues harmonica player ("Everybody's Fishin'"), born in Horn Lake, Mississippi (d. 1981)
  • Julian Faber, CEO (Willis Faber)
  • Leonora Carrington, Clayton-le-Woods UK, British-Mexican Surrealist artist
1917 Highlights

About April 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries