Historical Events In 1917
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Aug 21 On this day in history company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
Aug 21 In the year 1917 cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
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 in the year 1917.
Aug 23 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
Aug 25 On this day in history don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet)
Aug 26 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie) in the year 1917.
Aug 27 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game in the year 1917.
Aug 27 In the year 1917 squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France
Aug 28 On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House
Aug 28 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)
Aug 29 On this day in history isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)
Aug 30 Denis Healey, English politician on this day in history.
Aug 30 In the year 1917 uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies
Sep 02 In the year 1917 cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
Sep 02 Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz) in the year 1917.
Sep 03 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes on this day in history.
Sep 03 On this day in history eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
Sep 03 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed in the year 1917.
Sep 04 On this day in history henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
Sep 05 Jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed) on this day in history.
Sep 06 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft in the year 1917.
Sep 06 In the year 1917 george Mann, captain English cricket team
Sep 07 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in the year 1917.
Sep 08 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1917.
Sep 10 On this day in history franfo Fortini, poet
Sep 11 In the year 1917 ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86)
Sep 11 On this day in history georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22
Sep 12 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist in the year 1917.
Sep 12 In the year 1917 eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies