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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Feb 17   Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies in the year 1917.  

Feb 18   On this day in history phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)  

Feb 19   Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter) on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1917 ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die  

Feb 20   On this day in history frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)  

Feb 21   On this day in history british Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die  

Feb 21   On this day in history train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire & explodes; 100s die  

Feb 21   On this day in history victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)  

Feb 22   German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships in the year 1917.  

Feb 23   On this day in history february revolution begins in Russia  

Feb 23   In the year 1917 kenneth Tobey, actor (Chuck-Whirlybirds) [or Mar 23]  

Feb 24   German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram) in the year 1917.  

Feb 24   On this day in history german plan to get Mexican help in WWI exposed (Zimmerman telegram)  

Feb 24   Russian revolution breaks out in the year 1917.  

Feb 24   In the year 1917 william Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)  

Feb 25   Alex Gordon, architect in the year 1917.  

Feb 25   Laconia, a Cunard ship. Sunk by torpedo attack from German U-boat U50 on the return journey from the USA to Liverpool while about 150 miles north west of the Fastnet Rock. There was a crew of 217 and she was carrying 75 passengers. 12 people were killed, 6 crew and 6 passengers in the year 1917.  

Feb 25   The birth of Anthony Burgess, English novelist on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1917 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)  

Feb 26   First Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands) in the year 1917.  

Feb 26   Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh) on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1917 john Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade  

Feb 27   Women in Ontario win right to vote in provincial elections in the year 1917.  

Feb 28   AP reports México & Japan will ally with Germany if US enters WWI in the year 1917.  

Feb 28   AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I in the year 1917.  

Feb 28   In the year 1917 hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer  

Feb 28   In the year 1917 russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets  

Feb 28   On this day in history the birth of John B Connally, Texas Governor who was shot with JFK  

Mar 01   1st federal land bank chartered in the year 1917.  

Mar 01   Dinah Shore, Winchester Tenn, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet) in the year 1917.  

Mar 01   Firt federal land bank chartered on this day in history.  

Mar 01   IN Edmonton Alberta the Alberta Provincial Police Force is founded later duties are taken over by the RCMP in rural areas on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history desi Arnaz, Santiago Cuba, actor (I Love Lucy)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

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

Jan 16   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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