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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 31 May 2020

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 31   In the year 1917 charlie Finlason, cricketer (S Africa's 1st Test), dies  

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

Jul 31   Third battle of Ypres begins in the year 1917.  

Aug 01   In the year 1917 benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert  

Aug 01   Frank Little, IWW organizer is lynched in Butte, Montana on this day in history.  

Aug 01   Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT in the year 1917.  

Aug 01   On this day in history start of Third Battle of Ypres - Australian soldiers in action at Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele  

Aug 03   Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox) on this day in history.  

Aug 04   On this day in history pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers  

Aug 05   British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history world War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.  

Aug 11   In the year 1917 dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history china declares war on Germany and Austria at start of WW I  

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

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

Aug 16   Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve) on this day in history.  

Aug 17   Italy declares war on Germany & Turkey in the year 1917.  

Aug 17   On this day in history p Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)  

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) on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1917 dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)  

Aug 18   In the year 1917 sgt. Fredrick Hobson (20th Cdn. infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

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

Aug 19   On this day in history sunday benefit baseball game at the Polo Grounds results in John McGraw andChristy Mathewson's arrest  

Aug 20   On this day in history jFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 04   In the year 1917 birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 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 in the year 1917.  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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