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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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

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

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

Mar 17   On this day in history tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne  

Mar 18   In the year 1917 william Shalders, S Afr cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 20   Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958) in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 21   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 23   Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive in the year 1917.  

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

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   On this day in history cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80)  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 29   On this day in history arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds)  

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

Mar 30   In the year 1917 els Aarne, composer  

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

Mar 31   In the year 1917 uS purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands  

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

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

Apr 02   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died on this day in history.  

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

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

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