Historical Events In 1917
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Aug 21 Company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on this day in history.
Aug 21 On this day in history cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
Aug 22 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat) on this day in history.
Aug 22 In the year 1917 pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
Aug 23 Ontario cabinet passes order-in-council allowing the city of Berlin to change its name to Kitchener, effective Sept. 1; due to wartime anti-German sentiment on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 1917 race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
Aug 24 Dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ) in the year 1917.
Aug 25 In the year 1917 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
Aug 25 On this day in history don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet)
Aug 26 In the year 1917 jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
Aug 27 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game on this day in history.
Aug 27 In the year 1917 squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France
Aug 28 10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House in the year 1917.
Aug 28 On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
Aug 28 On this day in history jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)
Aug 29 On this day in history isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)
Aug 30 On this day in history denis Healey, English politician
Aug 30 Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies in the year 1917.
Sep 02 In the year 1917 cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
Sep 02 In the year 1917 deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)
Sep 03 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes in the year 1917.
Sep 03 Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers) in the year 1917.
Sep 03 In the year 1917 fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
Sep 04 Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co) on this day in history.
Sep 05 In the year 1917 jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed)
Sep 06 In the year 1917 french pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
Sep 06 George Mann, captain English cricket team on this day in history.
Sep 07 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in the year 1917.
Sep 08 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Sep 10 On this day in history franfo Fortini, poet
Sep 11 In the year 1917 ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86)
Sep 11 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22 on this day in history.
Sep 12 On this day in history christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
Sep 12 In the year 1917 eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies