What Happened on September 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), born in Sunderland, England (d. 2014)
  • Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)