Historical Events In 1917
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Aug 21 Company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on this day in history.
Aug 21 Cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on this day in history.
Aug 22 On this day in history john Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)
Aug 22 Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 1917 ontario cabinet passes order-in-council allowing the city of Berlin to change its name to Kitchener, effective Sept. 1; due to wartime anti-German sentiment.
Aug 23 Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed) on this day in history.
Aug 24 In the year 1917 dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)
Aug 25 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63) in the year 1917.
Aug 25 Don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet) in the year 1917.
Aug 26 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie) on this day in history.
Aug 27 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game on this day in history.
Aug 27 Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House
Aug 28 On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
Aug 28 In the year 1917 jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)
Aug 29 Isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family) in the year 1917.
Aug 30 On this day in history denis Healey, English politician
Aug 30 Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies on this day in history.
Sep 02 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide) on this day in history.
Sep 02 In the year 1917 deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)
Sep 03 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes in the year 1917.
Sep 03 In the year 1917 eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
Sep 03 On this day in history fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
Sep 04 On this day in history henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
Sep 05 In the year 1917 jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed)
Sep 06 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft in the year 1917.
Sep 06 George Mann, captain English cricket team in the year 1917.
Sep 07 On this day in history john Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
Sep 08 In the year 1917 charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74
Sep 10 In the year 1917 franfo Fortini, poet
Sep 11 Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86) in the year 1917.
Sep 11 On this day in history georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22
Sep 12 On this day in history christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
Sep 12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies on this day in history.