On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1917

Historical Events


RussiaRed October

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

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Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire
Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire
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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? 103 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer