1917

  Events
  May:- Guillaume Apollinaire coined the word surrealism
  At the first performance of the play Mamelles de Tirésias by Guillaume Apollinaire, 
  described as a “surrealist drama”, Jacques Vache, in the uniform of an English 
  officer, leaps up with revolver in hand, threatening to shoot into the audience. 
  Andre Breton intervenes to calm him down.
  Andre Breton and Louis Aragon meet for the first time.

  Art works
  De Chirico Le Grand Métaphysique
  Marcel Duchamp Fountain - R. Mutt rejected by The Society of Independent 
  Artists, New York. 
  Parade by Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau staged in Paris.
  La Jeune Parque by Paul Valery dedicated to Andre Gide

  Photograph ~> of 
  Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia and Beatrice Wood in New York.

  Mutiny in the French army. General Petain takes command. 
  23 Socialist and Pacifist agitators executed.
  April; 150 miles from Paris, French casualties on the Hindenburg Line exceed 120,000.
    USA declares War on Germany.


    Birth of Leonora Carrington.
    Edgar Degas dies in Paris.

  Nov; Balfour declaration to establish in Palestine a home for the Jewish people.
  Bolshevik revolution begins.
  Race Riots in East St. Louis leave 39 dead.
  Population of USA passes 100 million.

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