On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1917

Famous Deaths

  • Belva Ann Lockwood, American attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court), dies at 86

Person of interestCharles Brooke

Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), dies at 87

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke

1917 Highlights

About May 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus