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Tuesday 17 July 1917

1917-07-17

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Little American, directed by Mary Pickford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Movies

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

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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A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bijon Bhattacharya: Indian actor singer and screenwriter (d. 1978).
  • Lou Boudreau: Major League baseball player and manager (d. 2001).
  • Kenan Evren: Turkish general and politician 7th President of Turkey (d. 2015).
  • Red Sovine: American country music singer (d. 1980).
  • Phyllis Diller: American comedienne who exploded on stage in San Francisco in 1954, wearing a sequined mini-dress and an orange fright-wig, gold ankle-high boots and black satin opera gloves.
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Facts:
  • British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor.
  • 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.
  • The Parliament of Finland, dominated by Social Democrats, passes the ampquotPower Lawampquot, declaring itself holder of the former Tsar's sovereignty in the Grand Principality of Finland. The Russian Provisional Government does not recognize the law, as it would alter the relationship between Finland and Russia into a real union, with Russia solely responsible for the defence and foreign relations of Finland with no more say in the country's internal affairs.
  • The Corfu Declaration, which enabled the establishment of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • (July 7, O.S.) ndash Alexander Kerensky becomes premier of the Russian Provisional Government, replacing Prince Georgy Lvov.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. You're in Love - Lyric Quartet
  2. I'm a Twelve O'Clock Fellow in a Nine O'Clock Town - Byron G. Harlan

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1176
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1175
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1174

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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