On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Hayes, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1983-93), born in Cairo, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilfrid Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

1918 Highlights

About February 17, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius