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Thursday 17 May 1917

1917-05-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 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 30 days ?

A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall

Country: United States

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Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Directed by: Phillips Smalley

Starring: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber, Priscilla Dean

Country: United States

Il destino di un trovatello

Directed by: Victor Tarasco

Starring: Harry Liedtke, Ossi Oswalda, Emil Jannings

Country: United States

Cheerful Givers

Directed by: Paul Powell

Starring: Bessie Love, Kenneth Harlan, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States

A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile - Helen Clark
  2. Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love - M.J. O'Connell
  3. John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  4. Ev'ry Little While - Al Jolson

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1167
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1166
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1165

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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