Historical Events In 1917
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Apr 19 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2 on this day in history.
Apr 19 On this day in history johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
Apr 20 Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") in the year 1917.
Apr 20 On this day in history sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.
Apr 21 In the year 1917 emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82)
Apr 21 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 on this day in history.
Apr 22 Leo Abse, biographer/MP on this day in history.
Apr 24 Len Creed, bookmaker in the year 1917.
Apr 24 Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on this day in history.
Apr 24 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway on this day in history.
Apr 26 On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova
Apr 28 In the year 1917 joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
Apr 29 Celeste Holm, American actress on this day in history.
Apr 30 In the year 1917 bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)
May 01 In the year 1917 danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
May 01 Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies on this day in history.
May 02 In the year 1917 albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
May 02 On this day in history 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
May 02 In the year 1917 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.
May 03 In the year 1917 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
May 03 James Penberthy, composer on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
May 03 On this day in history second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France
May 04 In the year 1917 arabs sack Tel Aviv
May 04 Edward Toner Cone, composer on this day in history.
May 05 In the year 1917 ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
May 05 On this day in history st Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
May 06 On this day in history st Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0
May 07 David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter) on this day in history.
May 07 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0 on this day in history.
May 09 In the year 1917 george Fleming, cyclist
May 10 Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks on this day in history.
May 11 Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand in the year 1917.