July 1917 in history

July 1917 events chronologically

Jul 2 The East St. Louis Riots end
Jul 6 World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt
Jul 12 The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona
Jul 17 King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor
Jul 20 World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia
Jul 25 Sir Robert Borden introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%)
Jul 27 The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1917

Jul 12 Andrew Wyeth a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century
Jul 14 Arthur Laurents an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.
Jul 15 Nur Muhammad Taraki an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Taraki was born near Kabul and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his political career as a journalist. He later became one of the founding members of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan and was elected as the party's general secretary at its first congress. He ran as a candidate in the 1965 Afghan parliamentary election but failed to secure himself a seat. In 1966 he published the first issue of Khalq, a party newspaper, but it was closed down shortly afterwards by the Afghan Government. The assassination of Mir Akbar Khyber led Taraki, along with Hafizullah Amin and Babrak Karmal, to initiate the Saur Revolution and establish the communist Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Jul 15 Robert Conquest an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s. He is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution
Jul 17 Phyllis Diller an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.
Jul 17 Kenan Evren a retired Turkish military officer who was the seventh President of Turkey from 1980 to 1989. He assumed the post by leading the 1980 military coup
Jul 27 Bourvil a French actor and singer best known for his roles in comedy films, most notably in his collaboration with Louis de Funès in the films Le Corniaud and La Grande Vadrouille. For his performance in Le Corniaud, he won a Special Diploma at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival

Top 7 most famous people died in July 1917

Jul 2 Herbert Beerbohm Tree an English actor and theatre manager.
Jul 8 Tom Thomson an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He directly influenced a group of Canadian painters that would come to be known as the Group of Seven, and though he died before they formally formed, he is sometimes incorrectly credited as being a member of the group itself. Thomson died under mysterious circumstances, which added to his mystique
Jul 12 Hugo Simberg a Finnish symbolist painter and graphic artist.
Jul 14 Octave Lapize a French professional road racing cyclist and track cyclist.
Jul 27 Emil Theodor Kocher a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. Among his many accomplishments are the introduction and promotion of aseptic surgery and scientific methods in surgery, specifically reducing the mortality of thyroidectomies below 1% in his operations
Jul 31 Hedd Wyn a Welsh language poet who was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele in World War He was posthumously awarded the bard's chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod. Evans, who had been awarded several chairs for his poetry, was inspired to take the bardic name Hedd Wyn from the way sunlight penetrated the mist in the Meirionydd valleys
Jul 31 Francis Ledwidge an Irish war poet from County Meath. Sometimes known as the "poet of the blackbirds", he was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele during World War I