Historical Events for March 1917
Events 1 - 25 of 25
1st - 1st federal land bank chartered
1st - U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
2nd - Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
3rd - Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
3rd - Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar
4th - Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) becomes 1st female member of Congress
5th - 1st jazz recording for Victor Records released
7th - 1st jazz record "Dixie Jazz Band One Step," recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, released by RCA Victor in Camden NJ
8th - Russian revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] (in Petrograd)
10th - Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
11th - 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
11th - World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
12th - Russian Dumas sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
12th - Stalin, Kamenev & Muranov arrives in St Petersburg
15th - Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates
17th - 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
17th - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne [NS]
17th - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
19th - US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees
Last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II 21st - 1st female US Navy Petty Officer is Loretta Walsh
23rd - Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
26th - Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
28th - Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
28th - Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
31st - US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands