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Thursday 20 December 1917

1917-12-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Scarlet Car, directed by Joseph De Grasse, 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 this week ?

The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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Bucking Broadway

Directed by: Jack Ford

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

Country: United States

New York Luck

Directed by: Edward Sloman

Starring: William Russell, Francelia Billington, Harvey Clark

Country: United States

Unknown 274

Directed by: Harry F. Millarde

Starring: June Caprice, Kittens Reichert, Florence Ashbrooke

Country: United States

The Cinderella Man

Directed by: George Loane Tucker

Starring: Mae Marsh, Tom Moore, Alec B. Francis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Bohm: American-English physicist neuropsychologist and philosopher (d. 1992).
  • Cahit Külebi: Turkish poet and author (d. 1997).
  • Audrey Totter: American actress of theater, radio dramas, TV and film.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lucien Petit-Breton: French road cyclist racer, who won the Tour de France in 1907 and in 1908, becoming the first rider to win the Tour twice.
Facts:
  • Russian secret police in Czechoslovakia forms under Felix Dzerzjinski.
  • Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Beale Street Blues - Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra
  2. They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me - Marion Harris
  3. Shannon Four - Break the News to Mother

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1198
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1197
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1196

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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