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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 21 January 2019

Mar 15   Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3/3 OS] in the year 1917.  

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

Mar 17   In the year 1917 arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist  

Mar 17   Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne in the year 1917.  

Mar 18   In the year 1917 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   US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees in the year 1917.  

Mar 20   Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958) on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1917 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  

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

Mar 23   H C Allen, American historian in the year 1917.  

Mar 23   On this day in history launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive  

Mar 23   In the year 1917 tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US  

Mar 26   On this day in history jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)  

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

Mar 27   Cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80) on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76  

Mar 30   On this day in history els Aarne, composer  

Mar 31   US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands in the year 1917.  

Mar 31   US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands in the year 1917.  

Apr 01   Johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight) in the year 1917.  

Apr 01   Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (Sting), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Apr 02   On this day in history dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)  

Apr 02   Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps in the year 1917.  

Apr 02   Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany on this day in history.  

Apr 03   On this day in history bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)  

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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   On this day in history birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   In the year 1917 birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 in the year 1917.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died in the year 1917.  

Jan 17   In the year 1917 hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

Jan 25   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies in the year 1917.  

Jan 29   In the year 1917 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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