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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

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

Oct 26   On this day in history 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) 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   On this day in history eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)  

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

Oct 30   Lt. Hugh Mackenzie (7th Cdn. Machine Gun Company) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium in the year 1917.  

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

Oct 31   In the year 1917 erik Routley, composer  

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

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

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 in the year 1917.  

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

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

Nov 02   The first American soldiers die in combat in WW I in the year 1917.  

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

Nov 03   First class mail now costs $0.03 in the year 1917.  

Nov 03   On this day in history the birth of Conor Cruise O'Brien, Irish writer  

Nov 05   Claus Adam, composer in the year 1917.  

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

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 in the year 1917.  

Nov 06   On this day in history bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace  

Nov 06   On this day in history 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 in the year 1917.  

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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   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

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

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

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

Jan 05   In the year 1917 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 in the year 1917.  

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   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   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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