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Monday 20 August 1917

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Loretta King and Robert Girardon. Straight Shooting, directed by Jack Ford, 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 ?

Straight Shooting

Directed by: Jack Ford

Starring: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Loretta King: American actress, best known for the brevity of her career and her relationship with director Ed Wood.
  • Robert Girardon: Ved?ne 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. For Me and My Gal - Billy Murray
  2. What Kind of American Are You? - Arthur Fields
  3. For You a Rose - Elsie Baker
  4. The Man Behind the Hammer and the Plow - Andrea Sarto

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1181
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1180
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1179

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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