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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Mar 15   In the year 1917 nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3/3 OS]  

Mar 17   On this day in history 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis  

Mar 17   On this day in history arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist  

Mar 17   In the year 1917 tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne  

Mar 18   On this day in history william Shalders, S Afr cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies  

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) in the year 1917.  

Mar 19   In the year 1917 uS Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees  

Mar 20   On this day in history dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)  

Mar 20   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 in the year 1917.  

Mar 21   1st female US Navy Petty Officer is Loretta Walsh on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman in the year 1917.  

Mar 22   C S Pick, publisher in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 23   4 day series of tornadoes kills 211 in Midwest US in the year 1917.  

Mar 23   On this day in history h C Allen, American historian  

Mar 23   In the year 1917 launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive  

Mar 23   Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US in the year 1917.  

Mar 26   Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England) on this day in history.  

Mar 26   On this day in history stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1  

Mar 27   In the year 1917 cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80)  

Mar 27   Lt. Frederick M. W. Harvey (Lord Strathcona's Horse Cdn.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gyencourt France in the year 1917.  

Mar 28   Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities on this day in history.  

Mar 29   Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds) on this day in history.  

Mar 29   Fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Mar 30   In the year 1917 els Aarne, composer  

Mar 31   On this day in history uS purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands  

Mar 31   US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands on this day in history.  

Apr 01   Johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight) on this day in history.  

Apr 01   On this day in history scott Joplin, ragtime composer (Sting), dies at 48  

Apr 02   Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie) in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Apr 03   Bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue) on this day in history.  

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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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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