On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1917

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, dies at 91
1917 Highlights

About December 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius