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


Person of interestDinah Shore

(Fannye) "Dinah" Shore, American singer ("Buttons and Bows"), and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 1994)

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 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? 104 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces