On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1917

Historical Events

  • In Australia, Nationalist Party takes over a coalition government

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Guillermo Gonz├ílez Camarena, Mexican inventor (color television), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
1917 Highlights

About February 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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