Wednesday 9 May 1917
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include George Fleming and John Arnatt.
A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- George Fleming: cyclist.
- John Arnatt: actor (Circumstantial Evidence).
- Antoine Sanguinetti: French admiral, nicknamed "Tony Carabine" (Tony the Rifle).
- Fay Kanin: American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013).
- WWI: The Nivelle Offensive is abandoned.
- Three peasant children claim to see the Virgin Mary above a Holm Oak tree in Cova da Iria near Fátima, Portugal.
- The nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is consecrated Archbishop by Pope Benedict XVL'Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 12/19 August 1998, page 9
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