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Historical Events In 1917

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

Jul 28   Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots in the year 1917.  

Jul 30   Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history third battle of Ypres begins  

Aug 01   Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1917 jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)  

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   Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South) on this day in history.  

Aug 06   On this day in history the birth of Robert Mitchum, American actor  

Aug 06   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history douglas Gunsekera, banker  

Aug 13   On this day in history 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   On this day in history prv. Michael James O'Rourke (7th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70 France  

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

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

Aug 17   In the year 1917 italy declares war on Germany & Turkey  

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   Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD) in the year 1917.  

Aug 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 sunday benefit baseball game at the Polo Grounds results in John McGraw andChristy Mathewson's arrest  

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   On this day in history birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

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   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   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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

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   In the year 1917 edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

Jan 06   In the year 1917 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   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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