Historical Events In 1917
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Mar 15 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3/3 OS] in the year 1917.
Mar 17 In the year 1917 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
Mar 17 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist on this day in history.
Mar 17 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne on this day in history.
Mar 18 William Shalders, S Afr cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies in the year 1917.
Mar 19 In the year 1917 navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman, radio electrician, or other essential ratings.
Mar 19 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act) on this day in history.
Mar 19 In the year 1917 uS Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees
Mar 20 Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958) in the year 1917.
Mar 20 In the year 1917 lieutenant FH McNamara, 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, becomes the only member of the AFC to win a Victoria Cross for his action in the raid on Tel el Hasi, Palestine
Mar 21 In the year 1917 1st female US Navy Petty Officer is Loretta Walsh
Mar 21 In the year 1917 loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman.
Mar 22 C S Pick, publisher on this day in history.
Mar 22 One week after socialist revolutionaries forced Russian Czar Nicholas II to abdicate, the United States becomes the first government in the world to recognize Russia’s provincial government in the year 1917.
Mar 23 4 day series of tornadoes kills 211 in Midwest US on this day in history.
Mar 23 H C Allen, American historian on this day in history.
Mar 23 Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive in the year 1917.
Mar 23 Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US in the year 1917.
Mar 26 Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England) in the year 1917.
Mar 26 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 in the year 1917.
Mar 27 Cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80) in the year 1917.
Mar 27 In the year 1917 lt. Frederick M. W. Harvey (Lord Strathcona's Horse Cdn.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gyencourt France
Mar 28 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities in the year 1917.
Mar 29 In the year 1917 arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds)
Mar 29 Fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1917.
Mar 30 Els Aarne, composer in the year 1917.
Mar 31 In the year 1917 uS purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands
Mar 31 On this day in history uS purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands
Apr 01 Johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight) on this day in history.
Apr 01 Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (Sting), dies at 48 on this day in history.
Apr 02 Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie) on this day in history.
Apr 02 Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps on this day in history.
Apr 02 Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany on this day in history.
Apr 03 In the year 1917 bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)