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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Jul 27   In the year 1917 the Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.  

Jul 28   Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots on this day in history.  

Jul 30   Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting in the year 1917.  

Jul 31   On this day in history 3rd battle of Ypres begins  

Jul 31   Charlie Finlason, cricketer (S Africa's 1st Test), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 31   In the year 1917 crpl.Leslie Wilton ANDREW, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment won the Victoria Cross at La Bassee-Ville, France,  

Jul 31   On this day in history third battle of Ypres begins  

Aug 01   Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history frank Little, IWW organizer is lynched in Butte, Montana  

Aug 01   On this day in history frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT  

Aug 01   Start of Third Battle of Ypres - Australian soldiers in action at Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele in the year 1917.  

Aug 03   In the year 1917 jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)  

Aug 04   In the year 1917 pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers  

Aug 05   British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium on this day in history.  

Aug 06   In the year 1917 robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South)  

Aug 06   The birth of Robert Mitchum, American actor on this day in history.  

Aug 06   In the year 1917 world War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.  

Aug 11   Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible) in the year 1917.  

Aug 12   Douglas Gunsekera, banker in the year 1917.  

Aug 13   Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves on this day in history.  

Aug 14   China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I in the year 1917.  

Aug 14   In the year 1917 china declares war on Germany and Austria at start of WW I  

Aug 15   In the year 1917 prv. Michael James O'Rourke (7th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70 France  

Aug 16   On this day in history prv. Harry Brown (10th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

Aug 16   Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve) in the year 1917.  

Aug 17   On this day in history italy declares war on Germany & Turkey  

Aug 17   P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love) on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

Aug 18   Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87) in the year 1917.  

Aug 18   Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD) in the year 1917.  

Aug 18   On this day in history sgt. Fredrick Hobson (20th Cdn. infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

Aug 19   On this day in history sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws  

Aug 19   In the year 1917 sunday benefit baseball game at the Polo Grounds results in John McGraw andChristy Mathewson's arrest  

Aug 20   JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies in the year 1917.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born in the year 1917.  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   In the year 1917 hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   In the year 1917 hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

Jan 25   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies in the year 1917.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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