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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 02 April 2020

Nov 22   NHL founded with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators andQuebec Bulldogs on this day in history.  

Nov 23   In the year 1917 george O'Hanlon, Bkln NY, actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson)  

Nov 24   Howard Duff, Bremerton Wash, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing) on this day in history.  

Nov 24   Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building in the year 1917.  

Nov 27   "Buffalo" Bob Smith, Buffalo NY, TV host (Howdy Doody) in the year 1917.  

Nov 28   Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Sigmund Rombergs revue "Over the Top," premieres in NYC in the year 1917.  

Dec 01   In the year 1917 boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb  

Dec 01   Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in the year 1917.  

Dec 01   On this day in history marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)  

Dec 02   Ezra Stone, US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich) on this day in history.  

Dec 02   Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea on this day in history.  

Dec 03   In the year 1917 after nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.  

Dec 03   In the year 1917 prv. Henry James Nicholas, 1st Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Polderhoek, Belgium  

Dec 05   In the year 1917 simone Gallimard, publisher  

Dec 06   At 9 05 A.M., in the harbor of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the most devastating man-made explosion in the pre-nuclear age occurs when the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, explodes twenty minutes after colliding with another vessel in the year 1917.  

Dec 06   On this day in history at 9:05 A.M., in the harbor of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the most devastating man-made explosion in the pre-nuclear age occurs when the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, explodes twenty minutes after colliding with another vessel.  

Dec 06   In the year 1917 finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)  

Dec 07   In the year 1917 leon Minkus, composer, dies at 91  

Dec 07   US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I in the year 1917.  

Dec 08   On this day in history rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)  

Dec 09   On this day in history british forces capture Jerusalem  

Dec 09   British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem on this day in history.  

Dec 11   13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot on this day in history.  

Dec 11   13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot in the year 1917.  

Dec 11   On this day in history german-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia  

Dec 12   Edward Firth Henderson, arabist on this day in history.  

Dec 12   French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543 in the year 1917.  

Dec 12   Rev Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha NB in the year 1917.  

Dec 13   In the year 1917 dave Street, LA Calif, actor/singer (Broadway Open House)  

Dec 14   Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) in the year 1917.  

Dec 14   On this day in history uFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany  

Dec 15   Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia in the year 1917.  

Dec 16   Arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End) 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   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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   In the year 1917 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 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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