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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 22 October 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 in the year 1917.  

Feb 18   In the year 1917 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   Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group) in the year 1917.  

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

Feb 21   Train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire & explodes; 100s die on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65) in the year 1917.  

Feb 22   In the year 1917 german Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships  

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

Feb 23   Kenneth Tobey, actor (Chuck-Whirlybirds) [or Mar 23] on this day in history.  

Feb 24   German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram) on this day in history.  

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

Feb 24   In the year 1917 russian revolution breaks out  

Feb 24   William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity) in the year 1917.  

Feb 25   Alex Gordon, architect in the year 1917.  

Feb 25   In the year 1917 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.  

Feb 25   The birth of Anthony Burgess, English novelist in the year 1917.  

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

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

Feb 26   Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh) in the year 1917.  

Feb 27   John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1917 women in Ontario win right to vote in provincial elections  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 28   Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer in the year 1917.  

Feb 28   Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets in the year 1917.  

Feb 28   The birth of John B Connally, Texas Governor who was shot with JFK in the year 1917.  

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

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

Mar 01   Firt federal land bank chartered in the year 1917.  

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   Desi Arnaz, Santiago Cuba, actor (I Love Lucy) 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 in the year 1917.  

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

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

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   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died in the year 1917.  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 in the year 1917.  

Jan 25   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies on this day in history.  

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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