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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 13 December 2018

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

Oct 26   In the year 1917 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) in the year 1917.  

Oct 28   In the year 1917 prv. Cecil John Kinross (49th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  

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

Oct 30   On this day in history british govt gives final approval to Balfour Declaration  

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

Oct 30   On this day in history ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)  

Oct 30   Sgt. George Harry Mullin (Princess Patricia's Cdn. Light Infantry) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Oct 31   On this day in history australian Light Horse charges Turkish positions at Beersheba, Palestine  

Oct 31   Erik Routley, composer in the year 1917.  

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

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

Oct 31   In the year 1917 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 the year 1917 in WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat  

Nov 02   1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I on this day in history.  

Nov 02   On this day in history balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine  

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

Nov 03   On this day in history 1st class mail now costs 3 cents per ounce  

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

Nov 03   In the year 1917 the birth of Conor Cruise O'Brien, Irish writer  

Nov 05   On this day in history claus Adam, composer  

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   On this day in history bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace  

Nov 06   Cpl. Colin F. Barron (3rd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Nov 06   On this day in history prv. James Peter Robertson (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  

Nov 07   Andras Mihaly, composer in the year 1917.  

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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   On this day in history 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   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

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

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

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

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