What Happened on October 15, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series

BattleExecution

Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • Jan Miner, actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths


BattleExecution

Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer and convicted German spy, executed by firing squad at 41

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari