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1917 (Roman Numerals: MCMXVII) was the 17th year of the 20th century. 1917 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.
In 1917 World War I continued to rage. The strains of war however brought about revolution in Russia and the overthrow of the Tsar, and Russia's withdrawal from the war. The Entente was however strengthened by the United States entering the war on their side.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1917.
News Events of 1917
Germany announces unrestricted U-Boat warfare.
British capture Baghdad.
USA enters World War I.
Russian Revolution begins.
Tsar Nicholas II abdicates in Russia.
Lenin arrives in Russia.
Bolshevik (Communist) revolution in Russia.
Jerusalem captured by British.
The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for a Jewish national home in Palestine.
Russia opens separate peace negotiations with Germany.
Finland declares its independence from Russia.
Adolf Hitler released from Lansberg Prison.
Sports in 1917
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