On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1917

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 (La Bayadère), dies at 91
1917 Highlights

About December 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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