On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1917

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

A German submarine sinks an unarmed US merchant ship, the 'Algonquin' on the same day that US President Woodrow Wilson gives executive order to arm US merchant ships

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • In the wake of the February Revolution, Communist Party members Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Matvei Muranov arrive in Petrograd (St Petersburg) and seize control of the Pravda newspaper
  • [OS Feb 27] Russian Duma sets up the Provisional Committee; Soviets form Executive Committee

Famous Birthdays

  • Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • Tom Normanton, British MP
1917 Highlights

About March 12, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces