On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1917

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • In WWI the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat: James Gresham, Thomas Enright and Merle Hay
  • Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China

Famous Birthdays

  • Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2018)
1917 Highlights

About November 2, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio