Historical Events for March 1917
Events 1 - 23 of 23
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 - US Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
7th - 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
7th - Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory 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 Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
12th - [OS Feb 27] Russian Duma sets up the Provisional Committee; Soviets form Executive Committee
12th - Stalin, Kamenev & Muranov arrives in Petrograd/St Petersburg
Tsar Nicholas II 15th - [OS Mar 2] Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates, nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to secceed him
16th - [OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tzar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne
17th - 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
17th - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
19th - US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees
21st - Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer
23rd - Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop 25th - Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down a Leutnant Theiller
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