On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1917

Historical Events

  • British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades

Famous Birthdays

  • H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
1917 Highlights

About July 22, 1917

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

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer