1917

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July 5, 2022

Events

January

January 1 - in St. Petersburg, the body of the dead Grigory Rasputin, the tsar's adviser, was pulled from the Neva. January 1 - Edmund Schultes was elected president of Switzerland. January 25 — The United States of America bought the western and southern part of the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million. January 27 — coup attempt in Costa Rica. January 31 – World War I: Germany announces the transition of its submarines to the tactics of unrestricted underwater warfare.

February

February 3 - World War I: The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Germany. February 5 - the constitution of Mexico is approved. February 13 - Mata Hari is arrested on espionage charges. February 23 - March 2 - February Revolution in Russia. February 24 - World War I: the American ambassador to Great Britain, Walter Page, received a transcript of the so-called The Zimmerman cables, which referred to Germany's offer to cede the southwestern United States to Mexico, in the event that the latter declared war on the United States.

March

March 1-2 — creation of the Council of United Public Organizations in Kyiv, which acted as a temporary authority in the first days of March 1917. On March 1, the Japanese city of Omuta (Fukuoka Prefecture) was founded. March 2 — The Provisional Ukrainian Revolutionary Committee in Petrograd published an appeal in support of the revolutionary events in Ukraine. March 2 - The Jones-Shafroth Act grants US citizenship to residents of Puerto Rico. March 3 — Russian Tsar Nicholas II Romanov abdicates in favor of his brother, Grand Duke Michael. March 3-4 — the Ukrainian Central Council was established in Kyiv. March 4 - the second term of US President Woodrow Wilson began. March 4 — Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich renounces his claims to the Russian royal throne, power in Russia passes to the newly formed Provisional Government headed by Prince Lviv. March 5 — all tsarist authorities were finally liquidated on the territory of Ukraine. On March 7, the leadership of the Central Rada was elected (Chairman - Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, deputies - Kryzhanivskyi, Doroshenko, Antonovych). On March 12, a 20,000-strong Ukrainian demonstration under national flags took place in St. Petersburg. March 13 —