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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Apr 03   Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16] on this day in history.  

Apr 03   In the year 1917 lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd  

Apr 04   British Columbia gives women the provincial vote in the year 1917.  

Apr 04   Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising) on this day in history.  

Apr 05   On this day in history richard Yardumian, Philadelphia, composer (Come Creator Spirit)  

Apr 06   Julian Faber, CEO (Willis Faber) on this day in history.  

Apr 06   On this day in history the United States enter World War I  

Apr 06   US declares war on Germany, enters World War I in the year 1917.  

Apr 07   De Falla's ballet "El Sombrero de tres Picos," premieres in Madrid on this day in history.  

Apr 07   In the year 1917 r G Armstrong, Birmingham Ala, actor (T.H.E. Cat)  

Apr 07   In the year 1917 spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer, dies at 53  

Apr 09   On this day in history battle of Arras begins  

Apr 09   On this day in history capt. Thain Wendell MacDowell (Cdn. 38th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France  

Apr 09   Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I in the year 1917.  

Apr 09   In the year 1917 johannes Bobrowski, writer  

Apr 09   On this day in history lance-Sargent Ellis Wellwood Sifton (Cdn. 18th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France  

Apr 09   On this day in history pvt. William Johnstone Milne (Cdn. 16th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France  

Apr 09   Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops in the year 1917.  

Apr 10   In the year 1917 munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers  

Apr 10   On this day in history pvt. John George Pattison (Cdn. 50th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France  

Apr 10   Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965) in the year 1917.  

Apr 11   Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox on this day in history.  

Apr 11   On this day in history first Battle of Bullecourt, France  

Apr 12   Bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th St NYC (Demolished 1982) on this day in history.  

Apr 12   In the year 1917 m Marie Widlow, St Louis Mo, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957)  

Apr 14   Chic White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0 on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof, Polish doc/linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57 in the year 1917.  

Apr 14   Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations) on this day in history.  

Apr 15   Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy) on this day in history.  

Apr 16   In the year 1917 lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution  

Apr 16   In the year 1917 lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution. Workers feel a sense of unity  

Apr 17   In the year 1917 bill Clements, American politician  

Apr 18   In the year 1917 louise Frederika, Queen of Greece  

Apr 18   Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, gov-gen of Belg (1914-17), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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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   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born in the year 1917.  

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

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

Jan 05   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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