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Historical Events In 1917

Saturday, 25 May 2019

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

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

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   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   Third battle of Ypres begins in the year 1917.  

Aug 01   Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert in the year 1917.  

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

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

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   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87) on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history 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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born on this day in history.  

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

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 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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