Wednesday 17 July 1918


It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Uncle Tom's Cabin, directed by J. Searle Dawley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Directed by: J. Searle Dawley

Starring: Marguerite Clark, Sam Hardy, Jack W. Johnston

Country: United States

Cupid Angling

Cupid Angling

Directed by: Albert Morrison

Starring: Sam Ask, John W. Brunius, Anna Carlsten

Country: United States

A Model's Confession

A Model's Confession

Directed by: Ida May Park

Starring: Mary MacLaren, Kenneth Harlan, Edna Earle

Country: United States

Old Wives for New

Old Wives for New

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton

Country: United States

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An Honest Man

An Honest Man

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: William Desmond, Mary Warren, Ann Forrest

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1918 ?

  • 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
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Famous Deaths:
  • Longest errorless game, Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings.
  • On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1918 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land - Al Jolson
  2. Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There) - Edna White's Trumpet Quartet
  3. At the Jazz Band Ball - Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1228


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

The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

May Sinclair was a 20th century British women rights activist and novelist who wrote dozens of works, from literary reviews to novels. She also wrote prose and poetry.

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The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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Dere Mable by Edward Streeter

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

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