On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1917

Historical Events

  • Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
  • Mexican President Carranza announces a new constitution with many liberal elements; most of which his regime will not implement

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
  • José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
1917 Highlights

About January 31, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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