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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

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   On this day in history pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")  

Apr 20   SS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland on this day in history.  

Apr 21   Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Apr 22   In the year 1917 leo Abse, biographer/MP  

Apr 24   On this day in history len Creed, bookmaker  

Apr 24   On this day in history oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies  

Apr 24   In the year 1917 yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway  

Apr 26   On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova  

Apr 28   Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life) on this day in history.  

Apr 29   Celeste Holm, American actress in the year 1917.  

Apr 30   Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) in the year 1917.  

May 01   On this day in history danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)  

May 01   On this day in history jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies  

May 02   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history james Penberthy, composer  

May 03   Lt. Robert G. Combe (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Corss at Acheville, France in the year 1917.  

May 03   In the year 1917 norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies  

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   On this day in history edward Toner Cone, composer  

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   St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0 in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history george Fleming, cyclist  

May 10   On this day in history atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks  

May 11   In the year 1917 britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand  

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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   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   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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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