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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Mar 15   On this day in history nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3/3 OS]  

Mar 17   1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis in the year 1917.  

Mar 17   In the year 1917 arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist  

Mar 17   Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne on this day in history.  

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

Mar 19   On this day in history navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman, radio electrician, or other essential ratings.  

Mar 19   On this day in history uS Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)  

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) on this day in history.  

Mar 20   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 c S Pick, publisher  

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   In the year 1917 h C Allen, American historian  

Mar 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)  

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

Mar 27   Cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80) in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities  

Mar 29   In the year 1917 arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds)  

Mar 29   On this day in history fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76  

Mar 30   Els Aarne, composer in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)  

Apr 02   In the year 1917 jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps  

Apr 02   On this day in history pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany  

Apr 03   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

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

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

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

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history 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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