On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1917

Historical Events

  • New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections

RussiaRed October

[OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardment of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution

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Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire
Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire
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Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
1917 Highlights

About November 6, 1917

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

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio