1917 in the United States

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1917 in the United States
Years: 1914 1915 191619171918 1919 1920

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History of the United States (1865–1918)

Events from the year 1917 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

President Wilson before Congress, announcing the break in the official relations with Germany
February 24: The Zimmermann Telegram is shown to the U.S. government.
  • March 31 – The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies, which become the US Virgin Islands, after paying $25 million to Denmark.

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • March 13 – Samuel Pasco, British-born United States Senator from Florida from 1887 till 1899. (born 1834)
  • May 19 – Alexander Caldwell, United States Senator from Kansas from 1871 till 1873. (born 1830)
  • August 17 – John W. Kern, United States Senator from Indiana from 1911 to 1917. (born 1849)
  • November 15 – John W. Foster, journalist and politician (born 1836)
  • December 28 – John Thornton, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1910 till 1915. (born 1846)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation (February 2014). Images of America: Naval Station Norfolk. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. 

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