On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1917

Historical Events

  • Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides

Famous Birthdays

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (Freedom Summer, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), born in Montgomery County, Mississippi (d. 1977)

1917 Highlights

About October 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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