1917

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View of 20th Street North with a banner promoting 2nd Liberty Bonds in 1917

1917 was the 46th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

Events

Business

The Sanitary Market opened in 1917

Sports

Works

Buildings

Individuals

Births

R. G. Armstrong, born April 7, 1917
Virgil Trucks, born April 26, 1917

Graduations

Marriages

Deaths

Kelly Ingram, died October 16, 1917

Context

1917 was the year that the United States declared war on Germany, entering "The Great War" (World War I). "Our Lady of Fatima" was sighted by three children in Portugal. 300 acres of the city of Atlanta burned in that city's "Great Fire" on May 21. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. Scott Joplin, Edgar Degas, and Auguste Rodin all died in 1917.

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