On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1917

Historical Events

  • A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
  • Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)

Historic Event

The Queen's Hospital opens to provide pioneering plastic surgery for WWI soldiers, led by Harold Gillies in Sidcup, England


Famous Birthdays

  • Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1917 Highlights

About August 18, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo