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

Person of interestFannie Lou Hamer

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

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist
Fannie Lou Hamer

1917 Highlights

About October 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra