On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1917

Historical Events

  • Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
  • Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St NYC (demolished 1982)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing

Famous Deaths

  • Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860)
  • Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
1917 Highlights

About February 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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