Historical Events for March 1917

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Events 1 - 24 of 24

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
3rd - Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar
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)
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 Nicholas 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
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 BishopCanadian 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

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