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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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   In the year 1917 jack Plimsoll, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)  

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   Lt. Hugh Mackenzie (7th Cdn. Machine Gun Company) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 31   On this day in history erik Routley, composer  

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

Oct 31   In the year 1917 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   Clarence E Miller, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- ) in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Nov 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China  

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

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   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   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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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

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   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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