Historical Events In July - 17
Thursday, 24 June 2021
1918 On July - 17 sS Carpathia. One of the more well known names, more from assisting the Titanic than from her own sinking, she was of 13,603 tons and built for Cunard by Swan and Hunter on the Tyne in 1902. She was attacked by the German submarine U55, 170 miles west of Bishops Rock, while outward bound to Boston, USA, from Liverpool, a service which had been decided would continue to be maintained in wartime conditions. She was hit by three torpdeoes. Five engine room staff were killed directly by the impact and explosions but 215 crew and all 57 passengers were saved and rescued by the sloop HMS Snowdrop.
1918 On this day in history longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1918 Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II, executed at 13 on July - 17.
1919 On July - 17 finland adopts constitution
1919 On this day in history alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
1920 On this day in history bill Monroe, New Orleans La, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report)
1921 Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman) on July - 17.
1922 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto on July - 17.
1922 On this day in history donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
1922 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57 on July - 17.
1923 On this day in history carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
1924 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on July - 17.
1925 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits on this day in history.
1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4) on this day in history.
1926 On this day in history Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
1928 Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker on this day in history.
1928 On July - 17 alvaro Obregon, general/pres of Mexico, assassinated
1929 On this day in history uSSR drops diplomatic relations with China
1929 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician on July - 17.
1930 On this day in history ryohei Hirose, composer
1932 On July - 17 niccolo Castiglioni, composer
1933 On this day in history after successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
1933 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, S African batsman in 17 Tests) on this day in history.
1934 On this day in history babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1934 Donald Sutherland, St John NB, actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers) on this day in history.
1935 On July - 17 the birth of Donald Sutherland, American actor
1935 Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" on this day in history.
1935 On July - 17 diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty)
1936 North African detachments of the Spanish Army led by Generalissimo Franco, and supported by Italy and the Nazis, begin civil war agaist the five year old republic on this day in history.
1936 On July - 17 carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0
1937 On July - 17 jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1937 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73 on July - 17.
1938 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland on this day in history.
1938 On July - 17 stan Bronstein, rocker