Historical Events for Year 1917 (Part 2)

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Jul 17th - Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
Jul 20th - Pact of Corfu signed: Serbs, Croats & Slovenes form Yugoslavia
Jul 20th - WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn
Jul 21st - Russian Revolution: Socialist Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian Prime Minister
Jul 22nd - British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
Jul 23rd - Cleveland Metropolitan Park District establishes
Jul 25th - Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
Jul 26th - J. Edgar Hoover gets job in US Department of Justice
Jul 27th - The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
Jul 28th - Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-American march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting against lynching
Jul 30th - Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
Jul 31st - 3rd battle of Ypres begins
Aug 1st - Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT
Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon JohnsonWriter and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson Aug 4th - Pravda calls for the killing of all capitalists, priests & officers
Aug 5th - British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium
Aug 5th - The entire US National Guard is taken into national service, subject to presidential rather than state control
Aug 6th - World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
Aug 9th - Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act, though many French-Canadians from Qubec Province oppose it
Aug 13th - Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
Aug 13th - There is a revolt in Catalonia, the province in northeast Spain that has long seen itself as independent.
Aug 14th - China declares war on Germany & Austria
Aug 14th - Leeuwen soccer team forms
Aug 17th - Italy declares war on Turkey
Aug 18th - Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)
Aug 18th - A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
Aug 19th - Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws
Aug 22nd - Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
Aug 23rd - Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
Aug 25th - 37th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles (5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3)
Aug 27th - Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
Aug 28th - Ten suffragists arrested as they picket the White House
Aug 31st - In China, Sun Yat-sen and his supporters' 'rump' parliament establishes a military government and elects Sun Yat-sen as commander-in-Chief
Sep 2nd - Deutsche Vaterlands Partei formed by admiral Tirpitz
Sep 3rd - 1st night bombing of London by German aircraft
Sep 3rd - German troops overrun Riga, Latvia
Sep 3rd - Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader
Sep 3rd - Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
Sep 6th - French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
Sep 15th - Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government
Sep 20th - British assault on Polygon Forest, France
Sep 20th - Paraguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
Sep 26th - British assault on Menin-street, France
Sep 27th - Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
Sep 27th - EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
Oct 4th - British assault on Broodseinde, France
Oct 6th - In the final attack on Third Battle of Ypres, Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky Oct 8th - Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control
Oct 10th - Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no hitter
Oct 10th - Plymouth Theater opens at 236 W 45th St NYC
Oct 12th - The First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale
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
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari 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
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"
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 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

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