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  • The British front line on the Western Front advances south of Ypres
  • Reichstag (the German Parliament) opens in Berlin
  • The Royal Netherlands Army is called in as police are powerless to quell food riots in Amsterdam. A group of defiant women bare their breasts, daring soldiers to shoot. The Army opens fire; nine people are killed and 114 wounded.

The Dutch Potato Riots of 1917. Image in public domain.