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Wednesday 23 May 1917

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Norton Lorenz and Julia Diaz. 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 months ?

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

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Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
  • Edward Norton Lorenz: American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008).
  • Julia Diaz: Salvadoran painter, founder of the first art gallery in El Salvador.
  • Radcliffe Squires: American poet, author of seven books of poetry, as well as book-length critical studies.
  • Paul Wade: American astrologer, early member of AFA.
  • Henri Piatier: Bar le Duc Military man.
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Facts:
  • Dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft
  • A month of civil violence in Milan, Italy ends after the Italian army forcefully takes over the city from anarchists and anti-war revolutionaries. Fifty people are killed and 800 people are arrested.Seton-Watson, Christopher. 1967. Italy from Liberalism to Fascism: 1870 to 1925. London: Methuen amp Co. Ltd. Pp. 468–9

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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  • 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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