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Historical Events In 1917

Friday, 24 May 2019

Oct 10   Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 11   Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies in the year 1917.  

Oct 12   On this day in history hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train)  

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

Oct 13   Burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 13   Soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 in the year 1917.  

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

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

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history in Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power  

Oct 25   Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history felix the Cat, cartoon character  

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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   On this day in history birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   In the year 1917 birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1917 birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

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   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

Jan 25   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies in the year 1917.  

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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