Thursday 22 February 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Harmen van Rossum and Jane Bowles.
A Girl's Folly, directed by Maurice Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1917 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Harmen van Rossum: Civil servant / resistance fighter (WWII).
- Jane Bowles: American playwright (d. 1973).
- Sybil Leek: British author, poet, journalist, proprietor and astrologer, called the "Billy Graham of Witchcraft.
- Chester Richmond: San Francisco Military man.
- Reed Crandall: American illustrator (d. 1982).
- German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- O'Brien is Tryin' to Learn to Talk Hawaiian - Ada Jones
- Poor Butterfly - Victor Military Band
- Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose - Orpheus Quartet
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