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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 14 October 2019

Jul 27   On this day in history the Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.  

Jul 28   On this day in history silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots  

Jul 30   On this day in history board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting  

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

Jul 31   On this day in history 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, on this day in history.  

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

Aug 01   On this day in history benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert  

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   On this day in history jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)  

Aug 04   Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history the birth of Robert Mitchum, American actor  

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

Aug 11   On this day in history dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)  

Aug 12   On this day in history douglas Gunsekera, banker  

Aug 13   Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history prv. Michael James O'Rourke (7th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70 France  

Aug 16   Prv. Harry Brown (10th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France in the year 1917.  

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

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) in the year 1917.  

Aug 18   On this day in history dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)  

Aug 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1917.  

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

Aug 20   In the year 1917 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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

Jan 10   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

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

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   On this day in history paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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