On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1917

Historical Events

  • 257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted
  • In contravention of state law, Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn; owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine; Robins edge Philadelphia, 3-2
  • 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
1917 Highlights

About July 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer