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Monday 21 May 1917

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Heather Swift and Ronald John Bilsland Colville. A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 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 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 21 May 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Leo Pinckney, first American drafted during WWI.
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is established through Royal Charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military forces.
  • The Great Atlanta fire of 1917.
  • Over 300 acres (73 blocks) are destroyed in the Great Atlanta fire of 1917.

Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Let's All be Americans Now - American Quartet
  2. America, Here's My Boy - Peerless Quartet
  3. From Here to Shanghai - Gene Greene & Peerless Quartet

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1168
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1167
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1166

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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