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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 20 May 2019

Mar 15   In the year 1917 nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate [3/3 OS]  

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   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   In the year 1917 uS Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)  

Mar 19   US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history c S Pick, publisher  

Mar 22   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds) on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1917 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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