On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1917

Historical Events

HMS Vanguard Disaster

British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)
1917 Highlights

About July 9, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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