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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Oct 26   Lt. Robert Shankland (43 Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 26   On this day in history petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military  

Oct 26   Prv. Thomas W. Holmes (4th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 29   Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again) on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 30   Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story) in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 australian Light Horse charges Turkish positions at Beersheba, Palestine  

Oct 31   On this day in history erik Routley, composer  

Oct 31   Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Oct 31   Major George R. Pearkes (5th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 31   Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies on this day in history.  

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   1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I on this day in history.  

Nov 02   In the year 1917 balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine  

Nov 02   On this day in history durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)  

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

Nov 02   The first American soldiers die in combat in WW I on this day in history.  

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

Nov 03   In the year 1917 first class mail now costs $0.03  

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

Nov 05   On this day in history claus Adam, composer  

Nov 05   On this day in history gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for 1st time  

Nov 05   Gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for first time on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace  

Nov 06   Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace in the year 1917.  

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

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

Nov 07   On this day in history andras Mihaly, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   In the year 1917 hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

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

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