What Happened on December 7, 1917

Historical Events

Event of Interest

The USA's 42nd 'Rainbow' Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglass MacArthur among its ranks)

  • US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I

Famous Deaths

  • [Aloysius] Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist, and ballet composer (St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres, 1871-86; La Bayadère), dies at 91

About December 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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