1917
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

No news for this year
Although for the world history this is a very important year (see ''While in the World'' section), nothing historically relevant happens in Las Vegas this year.

The Russian Revolution
On October 25 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, leads the revolutionary Bolshevik Army against the government, and sobstitutes it with the dictatorship of the proletariat.
In order to better fight in the inner front against the White Army, still loyal the the Czar, Lenin is obliged to accept a humiliating peace treaty with the Germans.
In the civil war that will follow million of Russians will be killed.

World War I: America enters into the War
The declaration of War by America represents a turning point in the World War I. Before then the Allied had only partial success, and the Russian withdrawal has considerably favoured Germany.
The famous recruitment poster, depicting Uncle Sam and saying ''I want you'' has been first distributed this year.

Freezing as a method to conserve food
Clarence Birdseye returns to New York, after a period spent in Labrador, during which he observed the methods used by Eskimos to conserve their food.
He realized that rapid freezing, not allowing ice crystals to form, is an excellent technique for long conservation of food.

Recording makes music famous
Carlos Gardel presents some of his Argentinian tangos in a recording with name ''Mi noche triste'': this will help tango to get a worldwide fame.
In the same year the first jazz recording appears: it is ''The Darktown Strutters' Ball'', by the ''Original Dixieland Jazz Band''.

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