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

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Jan Miner, American actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMata Hari

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

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari