Historical Events In July - 17
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
1918 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 on this day in history.
1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings on July - 17.
1918 On July - 17 aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II, executed at 13
1919 Finland adopts constitution on this day in history.
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 On July - 17 curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
1922 On July - 17 donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
1922 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57 on July - 17.
1923 On July - 17 carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
1924 On July - 17 st Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1925 On July - 17 tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
1926 On this day in history paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1926 On July - 17 Ă‰douard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
1928 On July - 17 jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker
1928 Alvaro Obregon, general/pres of Mexico, assassinated on July - 17.
1929 On this day in history uSSR drops diplomatic relations with China
1929 On July - 17 sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
1930 Ryohei Hirose, composer on this day in history.
1932 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer on July - 17.
1933 On this day in history after successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
1933 On this day in history tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, S African batsman in 17 Tests)
1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland on this day in history.
1934 Donald Sutherland, St John NB, actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers) on July - 17.
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 this day in history diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty)
1936 On July - 17 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.
1936 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0 on this day in history.
1937 On July - 17 jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1937 On July - 17 henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
1938 On this day in history douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
1938 On July - 17 stan Bronstein, rocker