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Friday 2 November 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Durward Knowles and Richard Fleming. El apóstol, directed by Quirino Cristiani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

El apóstol

Directed by: Quirino Cristiani

Starring: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall

Country: United States

Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

Starring: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper

Country: United States

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'49-'17

Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

Starring: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer

Country: United States

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Cleopatra

Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards

Starring: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall

Country: United States

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 November 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
  • Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
  • USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
  • Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
  • Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
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Facts:
  • 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WWI
  • The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the ''establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people'' with the clear understanding ''that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities''.
  • WWI: Battle of Passchendaele: After 3 months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
  • Militants from Trotsky's committee join with trusty Bolshevik soldiers to seize government buildings and pounce on members of the provisional government.
  • (N.S.) (October 25 O.S.) ndash Great October Socialist Revolution: The workers of the Petrograd Soviet in Russia, led by the Bolshevik Party and leader Vladimir Lenin, storm the Winter Palace and successfully destroy the Kerensky Provisional Government, resulting in the first overthrow of capitalism in history.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1917 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Musical Sam from Alabam' - Peerless Quartet
  2. Lily of the Valley - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1917?

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1192
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1191
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1190

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an American visiting England for the first time, but the outbreak of war changes everything.

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The Light in the Clearing

By: Irving Bacheller

A tale of the north country in the time of Silas Wright.

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The Red Planet

By: William J. Locke

A tale of the Great War, as the Red Planet's glow bathes England in the ruby colors of military conquest. . .

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The Road to Understanding

By: Eleanor H. Porter

How does being a lavishly spoiled child impact one’s ability to function as an adult? It’s an always-timely topic that Pollyanna author Eleanor H. Porter explores with insight and wit in the charming novel The Road to Understanding.

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