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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

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   Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist in the year 1917.  

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

Mar 18   William Shalders, S Afr cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies in the year 1917.  

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   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   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 in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 4 day series of tornadoes kills 211 in Midwest US  

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

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) 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) in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds)  

Mar 29   Fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history els Aarne, composer  

Mar 31   On this day in history uS purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands  

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

Apr 01   On this day in history johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight)  

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

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

Apr 02   Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

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

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

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

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   On this day in history evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

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

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