July 1917 calendar

July 1917

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1917.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1917: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1917?


  • 01 Jul 1917 257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted
  • 02 Jul 1917 Riots in East St. Louis, Missouri
  • 03 Jul 1917 Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd
  • 06 Jul 1917 World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence (''Lawrence of Arabia'') and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
  • 09 Jul 1917 British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 800.
  • 10 Jul 1917 Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing the draft.
  • 12 Jul 1917 The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
  • 16 Jul 1917 July 17 ampndash Russian troops mutiny, abandon the Austrian front, and retreat to the Ukraine hundreds are shot by their commanding officers during the retreat.
  • 17 Jul 1917 British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor.
  • 20 Jul 1917 Pact of Corfu signed: Serbs, Croats and Slovenes form Yugoslavia
  • 22 Jul 1917 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
  • 23 Jul 1917 Cleveland Metropolitan Park District establishes
  • 25 Jul 1917 Sir William Thomas White introduces the first income tax in Canada as a quottemporaryquot measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
  • 26 Jul 1917 J Edgar Hoover gets job on ministry of Justice
  • 27 Jul 1917 World War I: The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • 28 Jul 1917 Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots
  • 30 Jul 1917 Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
  • 31 Jul 1917 3rd battle of Ypres begins
  • 01 Jul 1917 Chinese General Zhang Xun seizes control of Beijing and restores the monarchy, installing Puyi, last emperor of the Qing dynasty, to the throne. The restoration is reversed just shy of two weeks later, when Republican troops regain control of the capital.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1917?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
  2. - American Republic March
  3. - With His Hands in His Pockets and His Pockets in His Pants
  4. - Hawaiian Butterfly
  5. - I'm a Twelve O'Clock Fellow in a Nine O'Clock Town


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?