On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1917

Historical Events

  • British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe, Belgium
  • The entire US National Guard is taken into national service, subject to presidential rather than state control
1917 Highlights

About August 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo