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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 21 January 2019

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

Oct 11   On this day in history franz Alphons Wolpert, composer  

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

Oct 12   In the year 1917 hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train)  

Oct 12   The First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale on this day in history.  

Oct 13   In the year 1917 burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)  

Oct 13   On this day in history florence La Badie, American actress  

Oct 13   On this day in history soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military  

Oct 15   Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson) on this day in history.  

Oct 15   Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series in the year 1917.  

Oct 15   Mata Hari Dutch dancer/German spy executed by firing squad in Paris on this day in history.  

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

Oct 15   In the year 1917 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.  

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 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   Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 in the year 1917.  

Oct 17   In the year 1917 marsha Hunt, Chicago Ill, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw)  

Oct 19   In the year 1917 love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.  

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

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

Oct 21   Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history first Americans to see action on the front lines of WW I  

Oct 22   On this day in history joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca)  

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

Oct 23   1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I in the year 1917.  

Oct 23   Robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West) on this day in history.  

Oct 23   In the year 1917 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.  

Oct 24   Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army in the year 1917.  

Oct 24   In the year 1917 marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)  

Oct 25   In the year 1917 in Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power  

Oct 25   In the year 1917 lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive  

Oct 26   Capt. Christopher P.J. O'Kelly (52nd Cdn. Infantry BAtt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 1917 felix the Cat, cartoon character  

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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   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   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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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