June 1917 in history

June 1917 events chronologically

Jun 4 The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World
Jun 5 World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day"
Jun 7 World War I: Battle of Messines – Allied soldiers detonate ammonal mines underneath German trenches at Messines Ridge, killing 10,000 German troops
Jun 11 King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens
Jun 13 World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries
Jun 23 In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire
Jun 26 The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I

Top 7 most famous people born in June 1917

Jun 7 Dean Martin an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer.
Jun 9 Eric Hobsbawm a British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. His best-known works include his trilogy about what he called the "long 19th century" , The Age of Extremes on the short 20th century, and an edited volume which introduced the influential idea of "invented traditions"
Jun 13 Augusto Roa Bastos a Paraguayan novelist and short story writer. As a teenager he fought in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, and he later worked as a journalist, screenwriter and professor. He is best known for his complex novel Yo el Supremo and for winning the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literature's most prestigious prize. Yo el Supremo explores the dictations and inner thoughts of José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, who ruled Paraguay with an iron fist and no little eccentricity from 1814 until his death in 1840
Jun 14 Atle Selberg a Norwegian mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory, and in the theory of automorphic forms, in particular bringing them into relation with spectral theory. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1950
Jun 15 John Fenn (chemist) an American research professor of analytical chemistry who was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. Fenn shared half of the award with Koichi Tanaka for their work in mass spectrometry. The other half of the 2002 award went to Kurt Wüthrich. Fenn's contributions specifically related to the development of electrospray ionization, now a commonly used technique for large molecules and routine liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Early in his career, Fenn did research in the field of jet propulsion at Project SQUID, and focused on molecular beam studies. Fenn finished his career with more than 100 publications, including one book
Jun 30 Lena Horne an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.
Jun 30 Susan Hayward an American actress.

Top 7 most famous people died in June 1917

Jun 15 Kristian Birkeland a Norwegian scientist. He is best remembered as the person who first elucidated the nature of the Aurora borealis. In order to fund his research on the aurorae, he invented the electromagnetic cannon and the Birkeland-Eyde process of fixing nitrogen from the air. Birkeland was nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times
Jun 15 Friedrich Robert Helmert a German geodesist and an important writer on the theory of errors.
Jun 18 Titu Maiorescu a Romanian literary critic and politician, founder of the Junimea Society. As a literary critic, he was instrumental in the development of Romanian culture in the second half of the 19th century
Jun 24 Dragutin Dimitrijević a Serbian colonel. He was a leading member of a military group that organized the overthrow of the Serbian government in 1903. He personally organized and participated in the coup against King Alexander and his wife Queen Draga that resulted in their murders, though he was not present when they were killed. He was also the leader of the Black Hand group responsible for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria in June 1914. The latter triggered the July Crisis which led to the outbreak of World War I
Jun 27 Gustav von Schmoller the leader of the "younger" German historical school of economics.
Jun 28 Ștefan Luchian a Romanian painter, famous for his landscapes and still life works.
Jun 30 Dadabhai Naoroji a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political and social leader. He was a member of parliament in the United Kingdom House of Commons between 1892 and 1895, and the first Asian to be a British MP