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What Happened in 1917?


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World War I is killing people at a great rate, but the Russian Revolution begins and will do the same; JFK is born; race riots; Germany wants Mexico to attack the United States-- what else happened that year?

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What Happened in 1917?

  1. 1. What Happened In 1917? Mata Hari is arrested for spying on 13 February.
  2. 2. It Is 1917 The World’s Population is roughly 1,860,000,000. World War One kills an estimated 20,000,000.
  3. 3. It Is 1917 In the United States, imprisoned Suffragettes from the Silent Sentinels are beaten in what becomes known as the Night of Terror on 14 to 15 November.
  4. 4. It Is 1917 One of the first Pulitzer Prizes is awarded on 4 June to French Ambassador Jean Jules Jusserand, who had written the best book about American history. He won $2,000.
  5. 5. It Is 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy is born on 29 May.
  6. 6. It Is 1917 A race riot in St. Louis kills at least 250.
  7. 7. It Is 1917 The U.S. Ambassador is shown intercepted messages in which Germany promises to return the American Southwest to Mexico, if Mexico declares war on the United States.
  8. 8. It Is 1917 The Russian Civil War begins and would end up holding the Guinness World Record for highest death toll at a million and a half combatants and almost nine million civilians.
  9. 9. It Is 1917 Mata Hari refuses a blindfold and is executed by firing squad.
  10. 10. It Is 1917 Nine members of the Milwaukee police department are killed by a bomb, the largest loss of police in one event in the United States until Nine-Eleven
  11. 11. It Is 1917 J.R.R Tolkien begins writing the Book of Lost Tales.
  12. 12. It Is 15 March 1917. The Ides The Last Tsar, Nicholas II, formally abdicates, ending the Monarchy, ushering in Civil War & eventually the Soviet Union, Lenin and then Stalin.
  13. 13. It Is 15 March 1917. The Ides But What If the Tsar Didn’t Abdicate?
  14. 14. Doc’s Mission: Ides of March For his 24-hour bubble in time, 15 March 1917, Doc finds himself at the Imperial Palace in Petrograd with the Tsarina and her children. Apparently his mission is to protect her and keep her from convincing the Tsar not to abdicate. But some have other plans.
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