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Januari - Duitsland verklaart de onbeperkte duikbootoorlog, wat leidt tot de deelname van
de Verenigde Staten aan de oorlog.
24 Februari - Begin van de Russische revolutie.
2 Maart - gedwongen aftreden van Tsaar Nicolaas II.
2 November - Balfour-declaratie: het Brits standpunt inzake de Joodse kwestie.
November - Oktoberrevolutie: Bolshevieken onder aanvoering van Lenin en Trotski werpen
de gematigd-socialistische regering onder Aleksandr Kerensky omver.
Johanna Westerdijk wordt benoemd tot buitengewoon hoogleraar aan de Universiteit
Utrecht en wordt daarmee de eerste vrouwelijke hoogleraar in Nederland.
Vrouwen krijgen passief kiesrecht. Dit houdt in dat vanaf 1917 vrouwen mochten worden
gekozen. In 1919 krijgen vrouwen actief kiesrecht zodat ze ook mochten stemmen.

3 Januari - Albert Mol, Nederlands acteur en schrijver.
10 Januari - Johanna van den Hoek.
12 Januari - Stoffel van den Houten.
15 Januari - Pieter van der Welle.
24 Januari - Enest Borgnine, Amerikaans acteur.
3 Februari - Neeltje Pieternella van den Houten.
6 Februari - Zsa Zsa Gabor, actrice.
11 Februari - Sidney Sheldon, schrijver.
12 Februari - Leo van den Houten.
19 Februari - Carson McCullers, Amerikaans schrijfster.
21 Februari - Victor Marijnen, Nederlands Minister-president.
25 Februari - Anthony Burgess, Brits schrijver.
11 Maart - Earl Bellamy, Amerikaans filmregisseur.
20 Maart - Vera Lynn, Brits zangeres, werd tijdens WO2 beroemd met het nummer
We'll Meet Again.
26 Maart - Magdalena Schuil.
9 April - Brad Dexter, Amerikaans acteur.
24 April - Magchiel van de Luitgaren.
6 Mei - Gerardus Jacobus Steenstraten.
29 Mei - John F. Kennedy, Amerikaans politicus.
28 Juni - Wim Sonneveld, Nederlands cabaretier.
28 Juli - Johannes van den Houten.
29 Juli - Anthonius van den Houten.
9 September - Ida van den Houten.
10 Oktober - Thelonious Monk, Amerikaans jazz pianist.
2 November - Wilhelmina Hendrika Vos.
6 November - Elisa Maria Mussers.
28 November - Kees Schilperoort, Nederlands radiomaker.
14 December - Hillegonda van Kamp.

Levenloos geboren:
30 Juli - Levenloos van den Houten. (meisje)

8 Januari - Anna Hendrikse.
18 Februari - Elisabeth den Boer.
8 Maart - Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin.
14 April - Ludovich Zamenhof, Russisch bedenker van Esperanto.
18 Mei - Anna van den Houten.
22 Mei - Pieternella Schouls.
20 Juli - Johanna van den Houten.
21 Juli - Johannes Jeremias Zweerus.
22 Augustus - Matthijs Maris, Nederlands kunstschilder.
26 September - Edgar Degas, Frans impressionistisch schilder.
15 Oktober - Mata Hari (41), Nederlands danseres en spionne.
16 Oktober - Jacob van den Houten.

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January 2 - The Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank.
January 17 - The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
January 22 - World War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory"
in Europe.
January 25 - The Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for $25 million.
January 28 - The United States ends search for Pancho Villa.
January 31 - World War I: Germany announces its U-boats will engage in unrestricted
submarine warfare.
February 3 - World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany.
February 5 - The constitution of Mexico is adopted.
February 23 - The Russian Revolution begins with the overthrow of the Tsar system.
February 24 - World War I: United States ambassador to the United Kingdom Walter H.
Page is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany offers to give the American
Southwest back to Mexico if Mexico will declare war on the United States.
March 2 - The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
March 4 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman member of the United
States House of Representatives.
March 8 - The United States Senate adopts the cloture rule in order to limit filibusters.
March 15 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates and the Russian Revolution begins.
March 21 - The Danish West Indies become the Virgin Islands when Denmark transfers
control over the islands to the United States after the purchase of the islands on January 25.
March 26 - World War I: Battle of Gaza - British cavalry troops retreat after 17,000 Turks
block their advance.
March 31 - The United States takes possession of the Virgin Islands after paying $25
million to Denmark.
April 2 - World War I: US President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress for a declaration
of war on Germany.
April 6 - World War I: United States declares war on Germany. April 9 - 12 - World War I: Canada wins the Battle of Vimy Ridge..
April 11 - World War I: Brazil severed relations with Germany.
May 13 - Three peasant children claim to see the Virgin Mary above a holm oak tree in
Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal.
May 18 - World War I: The Selective Service Act passes the United States Congress
giving the President the power to draft soldiers.
June 5 - World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day."
June 15 - The United States enacts the Espionage Act, which, when combined with the later
Sedition Act, suspends constitutional freedom of speech.
June 24 - Freemasonry founded in London.
July 6 - Arabian troops led by T.E. Lawrence capture Aqaba from the Turks.
July 7 - Aleksandr Kerensky forms the Provisional Government in Russia after the
deposing of the tsar.
July 17 - King George V of the United Kingdom issues a Proclamation stating
that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor.
July 20 - Corfu Declaration that enabled post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia was signed
by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
July 25 - Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary"
measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
October 15 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is
executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
October 19 - Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
October 26 - World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Germany.
November 2 - Zionism: The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for Jewish
settlement in Palestine.
November 6 - World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting,
Canadian forces take Ypres in Belgium.
November 7 - Russian Revolution begins: In Russia, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin
leads his leftist revolutionaries in a nearly bloodless coup d'état against the ineffective
Kerensky Provisional Government (Russia was still using the Julian Calendar at the time,
so period references show a October 25 date).
November 7 - World War I: Battle of Gaza ends - United Kingdom forces capture Gaza
from the Ottoman Empire.
November 15 - Finland takes a step towards full sovereignty recognizing the personal
union with Russia finished after the Tsar being dethroned.
November 20 - World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins - British forces make early
progress in an attack on German positions but are soon beat back..
November 20 - Ukraine is declared a republic.
December 3 - After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens
to traffic (the bridge partially collapsed on August 29, 1907 and September 11, 1916).
December 6 - Finland's declaration of independence.
December 6 - Halifax explosion: A ship collision in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia
causes a huge explosion that kills more than 1900 people and destroys part of the
city. Until Hiroshima, this was the biggest manmade explosion.
December 25 - Why Marry, first dramatic play to win a Pulitzer Prize, opens at the
Astor Theatre in New York City.
Lions Clubs International was formed.
First commercially issued recordings of jazz music, by Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
Conscription crisis in Canada.

Ongoing events:
World War I (1914-1918).
Armenian Genocide (1915-1918).
Hellenic Holocaust (1914-1922).

Year in topic:
1917 in film:
Technicolor is introduced.
1917 in sports:
March 25 - Seattle Metropolitans become first U. S. team to win Stanley Cup.
November 22 - In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks
up (on November 26 it was replaced with the National Hockey League).

January 10 - Johanna van den Hoek.
January 10 - Hilde Krahl, actress (d. 1999).
January 10 - Jerry Wexler, record producer.
January 12 - Stoffel van den Houten.
January 15 - Pieter van der Welle.
January 24 - Ernest Borgnine, actor.
January 25 - Ilya Prigogine, winner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1977 (d. 2003).
January 29 - John Raitt, actor, singer.
February 3 - Neeltje Pieternella van den Houten.
February 4 - Yahya Khan, President of Pakistan, (d. 1980).
February 6 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress.
February 11 - Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer.
February 11 - Sidney Sheldon, author.
February 12 - Leo van den Houten.
February 14 - Herbert A. Hauptman, biophysicist, winner Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
February 19 - Carson McCullers, author (d. 1967).
February 25 - Anthony Burgess, author of Clockwork Orange (d. 1993).
February 27 - John Connally, Governor of Texas (d. 1993).
March 1 - Robert Lowell, poet (d. 1977).
March 2 - Desi Arnaz, actor, bandleader, musician (d. 1986).
March 19 - Dinu Lipatti, pianist (d. 1950).
March 20 - Dame Vera Lynn, actress, singer.
March 26 - Magdalena Schuil.
March 27 - Cyrus Vance, United States politician (d. 2002).
April 17 - Bill Clements, governor of Texas.
April 24 - Magchiel van de Luitgaren.
April 25 - Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer (d. 1996).
May 6 - Gerardus Jacobus Steenstraten.
May 14 - Lou Harrison, composer (d. 2003).
May 21 - Raymond Burr, actor (d. 1993).
May 22 - Georg Tintner, conductor (d. 1999).
May 28 - Papa John Creech, (d. 1994).
May 29 - John Kennedy, United States President (d. 1963).
July 4 - Manolete (Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez), bullfighter (d. 1947).
July 28 - Johannes van den Houten.
July 29 - Anthonius van den Houten.
August 15 - Jack Lynch, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1999).
August 22 - John Lee Hooker, blues musician (d. 2001).
August 28 - Jack Kirby, (comic book artist) (d. 1994).
August 29 - Isabel Sanford, actress (All in the Family, The Jeffersons).
September 9 - Ida van den Houten.
September 11 - Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, Philippine President and strongman.
September 13 - Robert Ward, composer (d. 1994).
September 25 - Johnny Sain, baseball pitcher.
October 15 - Jan Miner, American actress (d. 2004).
October 21 - Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz musician (d. 1993).
October 30 - Maurice Trintignant, F1 race car driver.
November 2 - Wilhelmina Hendrika Vos.
November 6 - Elisa Maria Mussers.
November 11 - Madeleine Damerment, WW II heroine, executed by the Nazis (d. 1944).
December 6 - Eliane Plewman, WW II heroine, executed by the Nazis (d. 1944).
December 6 - Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977).
December 14 - Hillegonda van Kamp.
December 22 - Gene Rayburn, television host (d. 1999).
December 30 - Seymour Melman, industrial engineer.
Sultan Yahya Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Petra, later Sultan of Kelantan and 6th
Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

July 30 - Stillborn van den Houten. (girl)

January 8 - Anna Hendrikse.
January 10 - William F. Cody, frontiersman.
January 16 - George Dewey, Admiral.
February 18 - Elisabeth den Boer.
March 17 - Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist.
March 31 - Emil Adolf von Behring, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine 1901.
April 1 - Scott Joplin, musician, composer.
May 17 - Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak.
May 18 - Anna van den Houten.
May 20 - Philipp von Ferrary, stamp collector.
May 22 - Pieternella Schouls.
June 30 - Antonio de La Gandara, painter.
July 20 - Johanna van den Houten.
July 21 - Johannes Jeremias Zweerus.
September 27 - Edgar Degas, painter.
October 13 - Florence La Badie, pioneer actress.
October 15 - Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (executed).
October 16 - Jacob van den Houten.
October 28 - Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, husband
of Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, aunt of King George V.
November 17 - Auguste Rodin, sculptor.
John William Waterhouse, Artist.

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