What Happened on December 26, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
  • US Federal government took over operation of American railroads for duration of WW I

Famous Birthdays

  • Rose Mary Woods, American secretary to Richard Nixon (claimed to have erased part of Watergate tapes by accident), born in Sebring, Ohio (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Judith Gautier, French poetess, novelist (Le Dragon ImpĂ©rial) and daughter of Theophile Gautier, dies at 71
1917 Highlights

About December 26, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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