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Historical Events In 1917

Friday, 10 July 2020

Oct 26   Lt. Robert Shankland (43 Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Oct 26   In the year 1917 petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military  

Oct 26   In the year 1917 prv. Thomas W. Holmes (4th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  

Oct 27   Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947) in the year 1917.  

Oct 28   Prv. Cecil John Kinross (49th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)  

Oct 30   British govt gives final approval to Balfour Declaration on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Lt. Hugh Mackenzie (7th Cdn. Machine Gun Company) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 30   In the year 1917 ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)  

Oct 30   On this day in history sgt. George Harry Mullin (Princess Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  

Oct 31   Australian Light Horse charges Turkish positions at Beersheba, Palestine on this day in history.  

Oct 31   In the year 1917 erik Routley, composer  

Oct 31   Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC in the year 1917.  

Oct 31   Major George R. Pearkes (5th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Oct 31   On this day in history tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies  

Nov 01   In the year 1917 clarence E Miller, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )  

Nov 01   In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat on this day in history.  

Nov 02   In the year 1917 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I  

Nov 02   Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine on this day in history.  

Nov 02   Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas) in the year 1917.  

Nov 02   Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China in the year 1917.  

Nov 02   On this day in history the first American soldiers die in combat in WW I  

Nov 03   1st class mail now costs 3 cents per ounce in the year 1917.  

Nov 03   On this day in history first class mail now costs $0.03  

Nov 03   The birth of Conor Cruise O'Brien, Irish writer in the year 1917.  

Nov 05   Claus Adam, composer in the year 1917.  

Nov 05   Gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for 1st time in the year 1917.  

Nov 05   In the year 1917 gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for first time  

Nov 05   Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Lousiville KY ordinance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas in the year 1917.  

Nov 06   Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Cpl. Colin F. Barron (3rd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Nov 06   Prv. James Peter Robertson (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Nov 07   Andras Mihaly, composer on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

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   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies on this day in history.  

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

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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