November 1917 calendar

November 1917

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1917?


  • 01 Nov 1917 In WWI, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
  • 02 Nov 1917 The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the ''establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people'' with the clear understanding ''that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities''.
  • 03 Nov 1917 1st class mail now costs 3 cents per ounce
  • 05 Nov 1917 October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt leads revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia are still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).
  • 06 Nov 1917 New York allows women to vote
  • 07 Nov 1917 British capture Gaza Palestine from the Turks.
  • 08 Nov 1917 Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
  • 09 Nov 1917 Joseph Stalin enters the provisional government of Bolshevik Russia.
  • 10 Nov 1917 New soviet government suspends freedom of press
  • 16 Nov 1917 British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
  • 17 Nov 1917 Lenin defended temporary removal of freedom of the press
  • 20 Nov 1917 1st tank battle
  • 21 Nov 1917 M Gorki calls Lenin a blind fanatic / unthinking adventurer
  • 23 Nov 1917 The Bolsheviks release the full text of the previously secret Sykes-Picot Agreement in ''Izvestia'' and ''Pravda'' it is subsequently printed in the ''Manchester Guardian'' on November 26.
  • 24 Nov 1917 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.
  • 25 Nov 1917 World War I: German forces defeat Portuguese army of about 1,200 at Negomano on the border of modern-day Mozambique and Tanzania.
  • 26 Nov 1917 The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Sigmund Rombergs revue Over the Top, premieres in New York City
  • 29 Nov 1917 Don Cossacks declare the Don Republic, which lasts two weeks.
  • 02 Nov 1917 The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.
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Music charts

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

  1. - 12th Street Rag
  2. - Over There
  3. - Good-Bye Broadway, hello France
  4. - Somewhere in France is Daddy
  5. - Gems from Ziegfeld Follies of 1917


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?