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Monday 26 February 1917

1917-02-26

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Poor Little Rich Girl, directed by Maurice Tourneur, 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 ?

The Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley

Country: United States

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A Girl's Folly

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge

Country: United States

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Rosie O'Grady

Directed by: John H. Collins

Starring: Viola Dana, Tom Blake, James Harris

Country: United States

The Black Stork

Directed by: Leopold Wharton

Starring: Jane Fearnley, Allan Murnane, Hamilton Revelle

Country: United States

Blind Justice

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Peter Fjelstrup

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Taft: American lawyer, politician and noted family member, he is sometimes referred to as Robert A. Taft, Jr.
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Facts:
  • 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
  • The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first ever jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
  • The Original Dixieland Jass Band records their first commercial record, with the tunes quotLivery Stable Bluesquot and quotDixie Jazz Band One Stepquot.
  • The U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • Japanese city of Omuta, Fukuoka is founded by Hiroushi Miruku

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Pray for the Lights to Go Out - George O'Connor
  2. My Hawaiian Sunshine - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
  3. It's a Long, Long Time Since I've Been Home - Irving Kaufman

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1156
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1155
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1154

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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