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Historical Events In 1917

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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   Prv. Thomas W. Holmes (4th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Oct 27   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 29   Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again) in the year 1917.  

Oct 30   In the year 1917 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   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 in the year 1917.  

Oct 31   On this day in history erik Routley, composer  

Oct 31   On this day in history 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 in the year 1917.  

Oct 31   Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

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

Nov 02   In the year 1917 durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 03   First class mail now costs $0.03 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 05   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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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