On This Day

June 7, 1917 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area

Birthdays in History

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2000)