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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 13 June 2021

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 in the year 1917.  

Jul 31   3rd battle of Ypres begins in the year 1917.  

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

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   On this day in history third battle of Ypres begins  

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

Aug 01   In the year 1917 frank Little, IWW organizer is lynched in Butte, Montana  

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

Aug 01   In the year 1917 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) in the year 1917.  

Aug 04   Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers on this day in history.  

Aug 05   In the year 1917 british troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium  

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 in the year 1917.  

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

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

Aug 12   Douglas Gunsekera, banker on this day in history.  

Aug 13   In the year 1917 phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves  

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

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

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

Aug 16   In the year 1917 roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)  

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

Aug 17   P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love) in the year 1917.  

Aug 18   Capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws  

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

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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1917 birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

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

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