On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st federal land bank chartered in USA
  • US government releases the plain text of the "Zimmermann Telegram" to the public

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinah Shore, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1917 Highlights

About March 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces