On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st major strike of the Russian "February Revolution" starts at the giant Putilov factory in Petrograd [OS=Feb 18]
  • German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann publicly admits the "Zimmermann Telegram" is genuine. Generates support for the US declaration of war on Germany in April.
  • Mexico and the USA renew diplomatic relations
  • US Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert van Aerschot, Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)
  • Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
1917 Highlights

About March 3, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces