What happened this day in history May 21, 1917

What are the important events that happened on May 21, 1917? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 21, 1917: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 21, 1917 is the 141st day of the year 1917 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 8, 1917 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $36,498.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 21, 1917 Historical Events

  • 1917
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is established through Royal Charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military forces.
  • 1917
    The Great Atlanta fire of 1917.

Who were born on May 21, 1917?

  • 1917
    Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (d. 1993)

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