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1917

1917 01 01 3rd Rose Bowl: University of Oregon 14, University of Pennsylvania 0
1917 01 02 The Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank.
1917 01 03 Ratho rail crash
1917 01 06 “Babes in the Wood” Harry Macdonough & Lucy Isabelle Marsh
1917 01 08 Great Expectations (film) starring Jack Pickford
1917 01 09 WAR WORLD WAR I Battle of Rafa: Egypt captures an Ottoman garrison.
1917 01 11 Kingsland Explosion
1917 01 13 “I Ain’t Got Nobody Much” Marion Harris
1917 01 13 “Sometimes You Get a Good One and Sometimes You Don’t” Anna Chandler
1917 01 13 “The Baseball Game” Weber & Fields
1917 01 16 “My Own Iona” Horace Wright
1917 01 16 Danish West Indies sold to the United States.
1917 01 19 Silvertown explosion
1917 01 20 “Someone Else May be There While I’m Gone” Al Jolson
1917 01 20 “Way Down in Iowa, I’m Going to Hide Away” Irving Kaufman
1917 01 22 Easy Street (film) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance
1917 01 22 Her Right to Live starring Peggy Hyland
1917 01 22 WAR WORLD WAR I: Wilson calls for "peace without victory".
1917 01 25 WAR WORLD WAR I: SS Laurentic sunk by mines.
1917 01 25 Anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco.
1917 01 26 Hallsands’ sea defences are breached.
1917 01 27 “O’Brien is Tryin’ to Learn to Talk Hawaiian” Horace Wright
1917 01 28 The United States ends its search for Pancho Villa.
1917 01 29 Terje Vigen film directed by Victor Sjöström
1917 01 30 Pershing’s troops withdraw back to U.S.

1917 02 02 Die Ehe der Luise Rohrbach starring Henny Porten, Emil Jannings
1917 02 03 “Love, Here is My Heart!” John McCormack
1917 02 10 “Paradise Blues” Marion Harris
1917 02 10 “They’re Wearing ’Em Higher in Hawaii” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
1917 02 12 The Bad Boy starring Robert Harron, Mildred Harris, Colleen Moore
1917 02 17 “Mammy’s Little Coal Black Rose” The Orpheus Quartet
1917 02 17 “Poor Butterfly” The Victor Military Band
1917 02 24 “It’s a Long, Long Time Since I’ve Been Home” Irving Kaufman
1917 02 24 “My Hawaiian Sunshine” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
1917 02 26 “Livery Stable Blues” recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band.

1917 03 01 Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
1917 03 03 The Tornado starring John Ford
1917 03 03 “Katinka (Medley)” The Victor Military Band
1917 03 03 “Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love” The Peerless Quartet
1917 03 05 The Poor Little Rich Girl starring Mary Pickford
1917 03 07 Mater dolorosa directed by Abel Gance
1917 03 07 WAR RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: February Revolution begins in Russia.
1917 03 10 “Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby (The Missouri Waltz)” Elsie Baker
1917 03 10 “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” The Victor Military Band
1917 03 17 “What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?” Ada Jones & Billy Murray
1917 03 17 “Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo” Van & Schenck
1917 03 24 “Poor Butterfly” Prince’s Orchestra
1917 03 31 “How’s Every Little Thing in Dixie?” The American Quartet
1917 03 31 “Poor Butterfly” Grace Kerns
1917 03 XX The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs published in one volume.

1917 04 01 Scott Joplin dies.
1917 04 02 WAR WORLD WAR I: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
1917 04 06 WAR WORLD WAR I: The United States declares war on Germany.
1917 04 07 “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” Reinald Werrenrath
1917 04 09 WAR WORLD WAR I: Battle of Vimy Ridge begins.
1917 04 10 Eddystone explosion
1917 04 11 WAR WORLD WAR I: Brazil severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
1917 04 12 WAR WORLD WAR I: Battle of Vimy Ridge ends.
1917 04 12 Autonomous Governorate of Estonia established.
1917 04 14 Valerie Hobson born.
1917 04 14 L. L. Zamenhof dies.
1917 04 14 “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” The Knickerbocker Quartet
1917 04 14 “Pray for Sunshine” Al Jolson
1917 04 15 Hans Conried born.
1917 04 15 Teddy at the Throttle released.
1917 04 16 The Cure released.
1917 04 21 “The Nightingale Song” Lucy Gates
1917 04 21 “Where the Black-Eyed Susans Grow” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
1917 04 23 The Butcher Boy released.
1917 04 25 Ella Fitzgerald born.
1917 04 28 千秋 実 (Minoru Chiaki) born.
1917 04 28 “Marche Slave, Parts 1 & 2” Prince’s Orchestra

1917 05 01 Riots break out around Milan, Italy.
1917 05 09 WAR WORLD WAR I: Nivelle Offensive is abandoned.
1917 05 13 Marian apparitions near Fátima, Portugal.
1917 05 14 A Romance of the Redwoods (film) released.
1917 05 15 WAR WORLD WAR I: Philippe Pétain becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Army.
1917 05 18 WAR WORLD WAR I: Selective Service Act passes the United States Congress.
1917 05 19 One Law for Both (film) released.
1917 05 20 Souls Triumphant (film) released.
1917 05 21 A Reckless Romeo (film) released.
1917 05 21 Great Atlanta fire
1917 05 22 Ell Persons is lynched.
1917 05 23 Riots around Milan, Italy end.
1917 05 23 WAR WORLD WAR I: Raid on the Beersheba to Hafir el Auja railway.
1917 05 25 A tornado outbreak sequence begins in the United States.
1917 05 30 “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
1917 05 XX Frank Hansens Glück (film) released.

1917 06 01 The tornado outbreak sequence in the United States ends.
1917 06 08 Speculator Mine disaster
1917 06 11 Alexander becomes King of Greece.
1917 06 17 The Immigrant (film) released.
1917 06 24 Wild and Woolly (film) released.
1917 06 25 A Kentucky Cinderella (film) released.
1917 06 25 The Rough House (film) released.
1917 06 XX The Labour Leader (film) released.

1917 09 11 Ferdinand Marcos born.
1917 09 13 The Gulf Between (film) released.
1917 09 14 Russian Republic proclaimed.
1917 09 18 June Foray born.
1917 09 22 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (film) released.
1917 09 23 Leon Trotsky is elected Chairman of the Petrograd Soviet.
1917 09 25 The Mossovet votes to side with the Bolsheviks.
1917 09 26 WAR WORLD WAR I: Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
1917 09 28 WAR WORLD WAR I: Second Battle of Ramadi begins.
1917 09 29 WAR WORLD WAR I: Second Battle of Ramadi ends.
1917 09 30 Camille (film) released.
1917 09 30 Oh Doctor! (film) released.
1917 09 30 The Sultan’s Wife (film) released.
1917 09 XX Fear (film) released.

1917 10 06 World Series begins.
1917 10 03 WAR WORLD WAR I: Battle of Polygon Wood ends.
1917 10 15 World Series concludes.
1917 10 22 His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle published.

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