Historical Events In 1917
Friday, 16 November 2018
Apr 19 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2 on this day in history.
Apr 19 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom) on this day in history.
Apr 20 Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") in the year 1917.
Apr 20 In the year 1917 sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.
Apr 21 Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82) in the year 1917.
Apr 21 In the year 1917 foundation of Imperial War Graves Commission, later Commonwealth War Graves Commission The purpose of the commission was to erect and maintain war memorials and cemeteries
Apr 22 In the year 1917 leo Abse, biographer/MP
Apr 24 Len Creed, bookmaker in the year 1917.
Apr 24 Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on this day in history.
Apr 24 On this day in history yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
Apr 26 M Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova on this day in history.
Apr 28 On this day in history joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
Apr 29 On this day in history celeste Holm, American actress
Apr 30 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) on this day in history.
May 01 Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling) on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 1917 jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
May 02 On this day in history albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
May 02 Cin Fred Tooney & Chic's Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits & a run in 10th, so Cin wins 1-0 in the year 1917.
May 02 The Drayton-Acworth report is produced being the findings of two out of three members of a Royal Commission which was set up in 1916. Sir Henry L. Drayton was Chairman of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada while William Ackworth came from London. The third member, who produced a minority report, was Alfred H. Smith, President of the New York Central Railway. The report recommends that the Government take over the Grand Trunk, the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern companies and operate them as one system together with the Intercolonial and the National Transcontinental Railway. The recommendations are accepted by the Government on this day in history.
May 03 On this day in history 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
May 03 In the year 1917 james Penberthy, composer
May 03 On this day in history lt. Robert G. Combe (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Corss at Acheville, France
May 03 Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies in the year 1917.
May 03 Second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France on this day in history.
May 04 In the year 1917 arabs sack Tel Aviv
May 04 Edward Toner Cone, composer in the year 1917.
May 05 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's) on this day in history.
May 05 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0 on this day in history.
May 06 On this day in history st Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0
May 07 On this day in history david Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
May 07 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0 on this day in history.
May 09 George Fleming, cyclist on this day in history.
May 10 Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks on this day in history.
May 11 On this day in history britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand