March 1917 calendar

March 1917

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 1917: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1917?


  • 01 Mar 1917 The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • 02 Mar 1917 Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted.
  • 03 Mar 1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates
  • 04 Mar 1917 Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
  • 08 Mar 1917 The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
  • 10 Mar 1917 Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
  • 11 Mar 1917 British troops occupy Baghdad.
  • 12 Mar 1917 Stalin, Kamenev and Muranov arrive in Saint Petersburg.
  • 15 Mar 1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3 / 3 OS]
  • 17 Mar 1917 N.S.) (March 4, O.S.) ampndash Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia refuses the throne, and power passes to the newly formed Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov.
  • 19 Mar 1917 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act).
  • 23 Mar 1917 Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
  • 25 Mar 1917 The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
  • 26 Mar 1917 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1; Seattle is first US team to win Stanley Cup.
  • 28 Mar 1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by Turkish authorities.
  • 30 Mar 1917 The independence of Poland is recognized.
  • 31 Mar 1917 US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands
  • 01 Mar 1917 The Zimmermann Telegram is reprinted in newspapers across the United States after the U.S. government releases its unencrypted text.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love
  2. - They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii
  3. - Katinka (Medley)
  4. - Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
  5. - Rolling Stones (All Come Rolling Home Again)


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