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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Apr 03   Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16] in the year 1917.  

Apr 03   On this day in history lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd  

Apr 04   On this day in history british Columbia gives women the provincial vote.  

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

Apr 05   Richard Yardumian, Philadelphia, composer (Come Creator Spirit) in the year 1917.  

Apr 06   Julian Faber, CEO (Willis Faber) in the year 1917.  

Apr 06   In the year 1917 the United States enter World War I  

Apr 06   On this day in history uS declares war on Germany, enters World War I  

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

Apr 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 battle of Arras begins  

Apr 09   Capt. Thain Wendell MacDowell (Cdn. 38th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France in the year 1917.  

Apr 09   On this day in history edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I  

Apr 09   Johannes Bobrowski, writer on this day in history.  

Apr 09   In the year 1917 lance-Sargent Ellis Wellwood Sifton (Cdn. 18th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France  

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

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

Apr 10   On this day in history munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers  

Apr 10   In the year 1917 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) on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox in the year 1917.  

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

Apr 12   In the year 1917 bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th St NYC (Demolished 1982)  

Apr 12   M Marie Widlow, St Louis Mo, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957) in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations) in the year 1917.  

Apr 15   Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy) in the year 1917.  

Apr 16   Lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution in the year 1917.  

Apr 16   On this day in history lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution. Workers feel a sense of unity  

Apr 17   Bill Clements, American politician on this day in history.  

Apr 18   Louise Frederika, Queen of Greece in the year 1917.  

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

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

Jan 02   In the year 1917 birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

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   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born in the year 1917.  

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

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

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

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

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   In the year 1917 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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