February 5, 1917 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
  • Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St NYC (demolished 1982)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing

Deaths in History

  • Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860)