On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1917

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Woodrow Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war is inevitable

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)
  • Peter Caddy, founder (Findhorn Community)
  • Vera Lynn 'the Forces Sweetheart', English singer (We'll Meet Again), born in East Ham, London (d. 2020)
1917 Highlights

About March 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces