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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 08 December 2019

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey) in the year 1917.  

Feb 19   Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter) in the year 1917.  

Feb 20   Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group) in the year 1917.  

Feb 21   In the year 1917 british Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die  

Feb 21   Train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire & explodes; 100s die in the year 1917.  

Feb 21   Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65) on this day in history.  

Feb 22   German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   On this day in history 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   German plan to get Mexican help in WWI exposed (Zimmerman telegram) in the year 1917.  

Feb 24   On this day in history russian revolution breaks out  

Feb 24   William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity) on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Alex Gordon, architect on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 first Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)  

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

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

Feb 27   Women in Ontario win right to vote in provincial elections on this day in history.  

Feb 28   On this day in history aP reports México & Japan will ally with Germany if US enters WWI  

Feb 28   In the year 1917 aP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I  

Feb 28   Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer on this day in history.  

Feb 28   On this day in history russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets  

Feb 28   The birth of John B Connally, Texas Governor who was shot with JFK on this day in history.  

Mar 01   1st federal land bank chartered on this day in history.  

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

Mar 01   In the year 1917 firt federal land bank chartered  

Mar 01   In the year 1917 iN Edmonton Alberta the Alberta Provincial Police Force is founded later duties are taken over by the RCMP in rural areas  

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

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 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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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