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 Cleveland for $15,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Myra Taylor (née Render), American jazz singer ("Spider and the Fly"; Wild Women of Kansas City), songwriter, and actress, born in Bonner Springs, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • William Fairbank, American physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
Born in 1917

About February 24, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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