On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1917

Historical Events

  • French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, Canada killing 1,700
  • Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November

Famous Birthdays

  • Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2008)
  • Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese politician and founder of the Progressive Socialist Party, born in Moukhtara, Chouf, Mutasarrifate of Mount Lebanon, Ottoman Empire (d. 1977)
1917 Highlights

About December 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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