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Historical Events In 1917

Friday, 16 November 2018

Oct 10   On this day in history ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night)  

Oct 11   Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies  

Oct 12   Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train) in the year 1917.  

Oct 12   The First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale in the year 1917.  

Oct 13   On this day in history burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)  

Oct 13   Florence La Badie, American actress on this day in history.  

Oct 13   In the year 1917 soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)  

Oct 15   Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series on this day in history.  

Oct 15   On this day in history mata Hari Dutch dancer/German spy executed by firing squad in Paris  

Oct 15   Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris in the year 1917.  

Oct 15   USS Cassin (DD-43) torpedoed by German submarine U-61 off coast of Ireland. In trying to save the ship, Gunner's Mate Osmond Kelly Ingram becomes first American sailor killed in World War I and later is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. He becomes the first enlisted man to have a ship named for him, in 1919 in the year 1917.  

Oct 17   1st British bombing of Germany in the year 1917.  

Oct 17   First train over the Quebec Bridge over the St. Lawrence. This was constructed by the Dominion Government for use by the National Transcontinental Railway. This bridge was notorious in that it fell down twice during construction On August 29, 1907 the south cantilever arm collapsed killing 65 or more workmen on this day in history.  

Oct 17   In the year 1917 first train over the Quebec Bridge over the St. Lawrence. This was constructed by the Dominion Government for use by the National Transcontinental Railway. This bridge was notorious in that it fell down twice during construction: On August 29, 1907 the south cantilever arm collapsed killing 65 or more workmen.  

Oct 17   On this day in history maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59  

Oct 17   Marsha Hunt, Chicago Ill, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw) on this day in history.  

Oct 19   On this day in history love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.  

Oct 20   In the year 1917 efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles  

Oct 21   1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz  

Oct 21   First Americans to see action on the front lines of WW I in the year 1917.  

Oct 22   Joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca) in the year 1917.  

Oct 22   On this day in history the birth of Joan Fontaine, American actress  

Oct 23   On this day in history 1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I  

Oct 23   Robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West) in the year 1917.  

Oct 23   The Canadian Railway War Board holds its first meeting in the Canadian Pacific Boardroom in Windsor Station, Montreal. The name was changed to the Railway Association of Canada in 1919. The RAC represents the interests of all railways operating in Canada in the year 1917.  

Oct 24   On this day in history battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army  

Oct 24   Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals) on this day in history.  

Oct 25   In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive  

Oct 26   In the year 1917 capt. Christopher P.J. O'Kelly (52nd Cdn. Infantry BAtt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  

Oct 26   Felix the Cat, cartoon character 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   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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 in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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