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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 19 April 2021

Oct 10   In the year 1917 ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night)  

Oct 11   Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer in the year 1917.  

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

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   Burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie) in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)  

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

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   In the year 1917 1st British bombing of Germany  

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   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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca)  

Oct 22   In the year 1917 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   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   In the year 1917 battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army  

Oct 24   Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals) in the year 1917.  

Oct 25   On this day in history 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   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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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