On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1917

Historical Events

Red October

Troops of the Russian Provisional Government open fire on protesters in Petrograd during the 'July Days' of unrest

Famous Birthdays

  • Manolete [Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez], Spanish bullfighter, born in Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84
1917 Highlights

About July 4, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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