On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1917

Historical Events

  • German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
  • Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000

Famous Birthdays

  • William Fairbank, physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1917 Highlights

About February 24, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces