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Historical Events In 1917

Saturday, 04 April 2020

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

Oct 26   Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military in the year 1917.  

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) on this day in history.  

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

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   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) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC  

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

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

Nov 01   On this day in history 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   Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine on this day in history.  

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

Nov 02   Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China on this day in history.  

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

Nov 03   The birth of Conor Cruise O'Brien, Irish writer on this day in history.  

Nov 05   On this day in history claus Adam, composer  

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

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

Nov 06   In the year 1917 bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace  

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

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

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