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< MCMXVII = 1917 >

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Events in 1917

14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
23 January: At this Chinese New Year the Dragon makes way for the Year of the Snake.
27 February: The silent movie “Polly of the Circus” starring Marion Davies and Clark Gable is premiered, the first production by Goldwyn Pictures and the first film featuring their lion trademark logo.
8 March: Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general, founder of the Zeppelin Airship company, dies in Berlin at age 78.
15 March: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates and is taken prisoner following the February revolution.
7 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
8 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
27 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
29 May: John F. Kennedy, 35th American president, is born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
4 June: In New York the first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in four categories.
8 June: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1335 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
8 July: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
25 July: The Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha or Japan Optical Industries Company is founded in Tokyo, renamed Nikon in 1988.
14 September: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
26 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
23 October: Lenin calls for the October revolution.
6 November: Canadian forces take Belgian village of Passchendaele after three months of heavy fighting in the Third Battle of Ypres.
7 November: (Julian style 25 October) The Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace, sparking the October Revolution.
17 November: Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, dies in Meudon at age 77.
20 November: Ukraine is declared a republic.
6 December: In the harbour of Halifax in Canada, the French cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc, fully loaded with wartime explosives, collides with the Belgian SS Imo, resulting in one of the largest man-made accidental explosions ever, a devastated city and two thousand dead.
16 December: Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction author and inventor, is born in Minehead.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1917

George Freeth, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Norman Lockyer, John D. Rockefeller, Claude Monet, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Antoni Gaudí, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra and Édith Piaf celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1917

The year 1917 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1821, 1827, 1838, 1849, 1855, 1866, 1877, 1883, 1894, 1900 and 1906 in the century before it and 1923, 1934, 1945, 1951, 1962, 1973, 1979, 1990, 2001 and 2007 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1917 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 October 2017.
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