What Happened in May 1917

  • Tenth Battle Of The Isonzo

    The Tenth Battle of the Isonzo was an Italian offensive against Austria-Hungary in the course of World War I. With nine largely unsuccessful... Read more

  • Selective Service Act Passed - 9,586,508 Men Enroll

    The creation of a new American Army, adequate in numbers to cope if need be with the full strength of the Germanic Allies, was now the chief task... Read more

  • Mattoon Tornado of 1917

    The funnel of the tornado on May 26, 1917 first appeared at noon just west of a small town southeast of Quincy (Wilson and Changnon, 1971). It... Read more

  • John F. Kennedy is Born

    Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts on Tuesday, May 29, 1917, at 3:00 p.m., the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.,... Read more