On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted
  • In contradiction of a state law, the Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn. Owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine
  • Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)
  • Reds' Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day