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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 19 May 2022

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

Mar 17   In the year 1917 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   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   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)  

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   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   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   H C Allen, American historian on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive on this day in history.  

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

Mar 26   Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England) in the year 1917.  

Mar 26   Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 in the year 1917.  

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

Mar 27   On this day in history 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 in the year 1917.  

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   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   In the year 1917 johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight)  

Apr 01   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany  

Apr 03   Bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue) in the year 1917.  

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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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

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

Jan 16   On this day in history death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 in the year 1917.  

Feb 05   On this day in history paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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