On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1917

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

T. E. Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire), born in Worchester, England (d. 1974)
1917 Highlights

About July 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer