Historical Events in 1917 (Part 2)

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  • 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 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
  • 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

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Oct 23rd Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 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 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the 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

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Nov 21st Maxim Gorky calls Vladimir Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 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 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • Dec 3rd The Supreme Allied War Council, meeting at Versailles to define war aim, fails to reach an agreement
  • 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

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Dec 7th The USA's 42nd 'Rainbow' Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglass MacArthur among its ranks)

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 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 its 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