Today in History for Year 1917 (Part 3)

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Historical Events

Events 201 - 277 of 277

Oct 13th - Soviets accept establishment of Petrograd Military
Oct 13th - 7th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 62-0 in Annapolis
Oct 15th - Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
Oct 15th - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
Oct 15th - A Parisian dancer Mata Hari is executed for espionage by the French Government after being convicted of passing military secrets to Germany
Oct 17th - 1st British bombing of Germany
Oct 19th - Love Field in Dallas, Texas, is opened.
Oct 21st - 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I: US troops enter front lines at Sommervillier under French command
Oct 21st - Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee
Oct 23rd - 1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I
Oct 23rd - Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin Oct 24th - Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army
Oct 25th - Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd
Oct 26th - Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
Oct 26th - World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
Oct 27th - 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US
Oct 30th - British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
Oct 31st - Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone" premieres in NYC
Oct 31st - World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine- "last successful cavalry charge in history"
Nov 1st - In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
Nov 2nd - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
Nov 2nd - Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China
Nov 3rd - 1st class US mail now costs 3 cents per ounce
Nov 5th - Gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for 1st time
Nov 5th - Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance requiring backs & whites to live in separate areas
Nov 6th - [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution
Nov 6th - New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections
Nov 7th - British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks
Nov 7th - October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government
Nov 8th - People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution
Nov 8th - Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
Nov 10th - 41 suffragists are arrested in front of White House
Nov 10th - Faure's 2nd Violo Sonate premieres
Nov 10th - New bolshevik government under Lenin suspends freedom of press (temporary) during October Revolution
Nov 16th - British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
Nov 17th - Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
Nov 18th - Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nov 20th - First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI
Nov 20th - Ukrainian Republic declared
Nov 21st - Maxim Gorky calls Vladimir Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer
Nov 22nd - NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
Nov 24th - Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
Nov 26th - The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
Nov 28th - Sigmund Romberg's revue "Over the Top" premieres in NYC
Nov 29th - A Supreme Allied War Council meets at Versailles to define war aims
Dec 1st - Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb
Dec 2nd - Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea
Dec 3rd - The Supreme Allied War Council, meeting at Versailles to define war aim, fails to reach an agreement
Dec 3rd - After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
Dec 5th - Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago
Dec 6th - French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
Dec 6th - Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November
Dec 7th - US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur Dec 7th - The USA's 42nd 'Rainbow' Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglass MacArthur among its ranks)
Dec 9th - British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
Dec 11th - 13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot
Dec 11th - German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
Dec 12th - French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
Dec 12th - Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska
Dec 14th - UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany
Dec 15th - Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia
Dec 15th - World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
Dec 18th - Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent
Dec 18th - The 18th Amendment, authorizing prohibition of alcohol, is approved by the US congress and sent to the states for ratification
Dec 19th - 1st NHL game played on artificial ice (Toronto)
Dec 19th - Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
Dec 20th - Cheka formed - Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin
Dec 20th - A second nationwide referendum on military conscription is rejected by the Australian public
Dec 22nd - Flanders declares it's independence, under Pieter Tack
Dec 23rd - 3 British warships come close to Holland
Dec 25th - "Why Marry" 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC
Dec 25th - Hirsch/Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in NYC
Dec 26th - 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
Dec 26th - US Federal government took over operation of American railroads for duration of WW I
Dec 30th - -32°F (-36°C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
Dec 30th - -37°F (-38°C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)
Dec 31st - Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 499

May 20th - Richard Charles Cobb, historian
May 20th - Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
May 20th - Bergur Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic politician (d. 2005)
May 21st - Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
May 21st - Heather Swift, local councillor
May 21st - Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
May 21st - Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
May 21st - Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
May 22nd - Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
May 22nd - Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
May 22nd - Nathan Davis, American actor
May 22nd - Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer
May 23rd - Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
May 24th - Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
May 24th - Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
May 24th - Theodore Hesburgh, Syracuse NY, president (Notre Dame)
May 25th - Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
May 25th - Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
May 25th - Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
May 26th - Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
May 28th - Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
May 28th - Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
May 28th - Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)
May 28th - Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy (May 29th) May 29th - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)
Jun 1st - William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
Jun 2nd - Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)
Jun 2nd - Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
Jun 4th - Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
Jun 4th - Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
Jun 4th - Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
Jun 4th - Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jun 5th - Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter
Jun 6th - Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
Jun 6th - Prior Jones, cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52)
Jun 7th - Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
Jun 7th - Dean Martin, Steubenville Ohio, American singer/actor (with Jerry Lewis)
Jun 8th - Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93)
Jun 9th - Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
Jun 10th - William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
Jun 11th - James Bostock, painter/engraver
Jun 11th - Joseph B. Wirthlin, LDS apostle
Jun 12th - Priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)
Jun 14th - Al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)
Jun 14th - Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician
Jun 15th - Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West)
Jun 15th - Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
Jun 16th - Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
Jun 16th - Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
Jun 16th - Irving Penn, American photographer
Jun 17th - Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
Jun 18th - Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
Jun 18th - Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California
Jun 18th - Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
Jun 19th - Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
Jun 20th - Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
Jun 23rd - Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
Jun 26th - William Hamilton, British MP
Jun 27th - K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
Jun 27th - Ronald George Hayward, political manager
Jun 28th - Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
Jun 28th - Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
Jun 30th - Lena Horne, American actress/singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jun 30th - Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician
Jun 30th - Susan Hayward, Flatbush Bkln, actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa)
Jul 2nd - Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
Jul 3rd - Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner
Jul 3rd - João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
Jul 4th - Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
Jul 5th - Glenn Reeves, Massillon OH, actor (Defending Your Life)
Jul 6th - Hugo Cole, composer
Jul 6th - Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
Jul 6th - Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
Jul 7th - Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
Jul 7th - Lawrence F O'Brien, (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
Jul 7th - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran politician (d. 2003)
Jul 8th - Faye Emerson, Elizabeth La, actress (I've Got a Secret)
Jul 8th - Glenn Langan, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie), born in Denver, Colorado
Jul 8th - Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
Jul 9th - Ted Steele, Hartford Ct, orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars)
Jul 10th - Don Herbert, Waconia Minn, scientist/TV host (Watch Mr Wizard)
Jul 10th - Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
Jul 10th - Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
Jul 12th - Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford Pa, painter (Christina's World)
Jul 14th - Arthur Leavins, violinist
Jul 14th - Douglas Edwards, Alda Oklahoma, newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI)
Jul 15th - Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
Jul 16th - William Bishop, Oak Park Ill, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life)
Jul 17th - Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis DillerComedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller (Jul 17th) Jul 17th - Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), (d. 2012)
Jul 17th - Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
Jul 17th - Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier and politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), born in Alaşehir, Manisa Province (d. 2015)
Jul 18th - Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
Jul 19th - Robert Aitken, Phila, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha)
Jul 19th - William W Scranton, (Gov-R-Pa), (d. 2013)
Jul 23rd - Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
Jul 23rd - John Stokes, MP
Jul 23rd - Kurt Kreuger, St Moritz Switz, actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours)
Jul 24th - John Hillaby, writer/traveller
Jul 24th - Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger

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