On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1917

Historical Events

  • British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem

Famous Birthdays

  • James Angleton, Head of counterintelligence for the CIA (1954-75), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1987)
  • James Rainwater, American physicist (Nobel 1975-determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei), born in Council, Idaho (d. 1986)
1917 Highlights

About December 9, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius