Historical Events for Year 1917 (Part 2)

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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
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover Jul 31st - 3rd battle of Ypres begins
Aug 1st - Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT
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 Northeastern province that has long seen itself as independent from Spain
Aug 14th - China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I
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 US Men's Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N 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 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
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic 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
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
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 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 Lousiville, Kenticky, ordinance requiring blacks & 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 - M Gorki calls 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
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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