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Historical Events In 1917

Friday, 14 August 2020

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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jul 31   Charlie Finlason, cricketer (S Africa's 1st Test), dies in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

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

Aug 06   Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South) in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 12   Douglas Gunsekera, banker in the year 1917.  

Aug 13   On this day in history phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 16   On this day in history roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)  

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

Aug 17   In the year 1917 p Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)  

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

Aug 18   On this day in history casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)  

Aug 18   Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD) on this day in history.  

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 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   JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

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

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history 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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