On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1917

Historical Events

Historic Event

Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

  • 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? 104 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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