On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
  • American men begin registering for the draft

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WWI

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Greenwood, British aeronautical engineer and aerospace executive, born in 38 Court Yard, Eltham, London (d. 2009)
  • Charles Collingwood, American news commentator (CBS, Chronicles), born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1985)
  • Howard Metzenbaum, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)