On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1917

Historical Events

  • Labor disputes lead to race riot in East St Louis, Illinois - Black neighborhood attacked and burned, 40-200 killed and 6000 left homeless

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre H. Dubois, Dutch literary and critic, born in Amsterdam (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), dies at 64
1917 Highlights

About July 2, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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