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Wednesday 15 August 1917

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chuck Boyajian in Ohio and Jacques Andrieux. The Manxman, directed by George Loane Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Manxman

Directed by: George Loane Tucker

Starring: Henry Ainley, Adeline Hayden Coffin, Will Corrie

Country: United States

The Little American

Directed by: Mary Pickford

Starring: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells

Country: United States

Little Women

Directed by: Alexander Butler

Starring: Daisy Burrell, Mary Lincoln, Minna Grey

Country: United States

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Directed by: Richard Oswald

Starring: Bernd Aldor, Ernst Pittschau, Ernst Ludwig

Country: United States

Wild and Woolly

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Chuck Boyajian in Ohio: USA; Disneyland worker 1955-81 as Manager of Custodial Operations.
  • Jacques Andrieux: French fighter ace of the Second World War credited with 6 aerial victories.
  • Oscar Romero: El Salvadorian ecclesiastic, an activist Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador and martyr.
  • Philippe Viannay: French journalist; During World War II, he led a resistance movement named Défense de la France.
  • Jogeph Chosson: Monistrol/Loire Military man.
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Till the Clouds Roll By - Vernon Dalhart
  2. Till the Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton & James Harrod
  3. All the World Will be Jealous of Me - Charles Harrison
  4. Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! - Elizabeth Brice

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1180
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1179
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1178

Books

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

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

It was the sixth day of Mr. Direck's first visit to England, and he was at his acutest perception of differences. He found England in every way gratifying and satisfactory, and more of a contrast with things American than he ...

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The Light in the Clearing

By: Irving Bacheller

Bart lives with his aunt and uncle in a modest house in a modest village. He befriends a girl from a higher social class, but her reciprocation of his flourishing love is marked by periods of disdain for his humble ...

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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

Eleanor H. Porter was a popular American novelist at the turn of the 20th century. Best known as the author of Pollyanna, Porter wrote kids books, adventure stories, and romances that are still read today.

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