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1917 is a year in the 20th century. It is the eighth year in the decade of the 1910s.

Known Events[]

  • The World War I Uncle Sam poster is first displayed.[1]
  • Revolutionaries overthrow the Russian monarchy.[2]
  • Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant debuts.[3]
  • Harry Houdini teaches American soldiers to escape from German handcuffs.[4]
  • The world's first air-conditioned movie theater opens in Chicago.[5]
  • The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded.[6]
  • Germans wear spiked helmets in World War I.[7]
  • The first jazz record is sold.[8]
  • George M. Cohan's "Over There" becomes a rallying cry for World War I.[9]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 47, the TimeNet Street Entertainers talk about Harry Houdini. They mention that, in the very year the United States entered World War I, Houdini did his part for the war effort by teaching American soldiers to escape from German handcuffs. The entertainers' clues lead the Time Pilots to the year 1917.