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)