What Happened on March 8, 1917

Historical Events

  • Russian "February Revolution" begins in earnest with protests celebrating International Woman's Day and riots in St Petersburg over food rations and conduct of the war [OS=Feb 23]

Cloture Rule

US Senate introduces the Cloture Rule, requiring a two-thirds majority to end debate, at the urging of Woodrow Wilson [1]

Famous Deaths

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917)

German general and inventor (rigid dirigibles) who founded the Zeppelin airship company, dies at 78

About March 8, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 106 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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