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Wednesday 29 August 1917

1917-08-29

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Hilde Warren und der Tod, directed by Joe May, 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 ?

Hilde Warren und der Tod

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John

Country: United States

Straight Shooting

Directed by: Jack Ford

Starring: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell

Country: United States

The Manxman

Directed by: George Loane Tucker

Starring: Henry Ainley, Adeline Hayden Coffin, Will Corrie

Country: United States

The Little American

Directed by: Mary Pickford

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

Country: United States

Little Women

Directed by: Alexander Butler

Starring: Daisy Burrell, Mary Lincoln, Minna Grey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Luce Lucas: Platteville EXecutives.
  • Isabel Sanford: NYC, New York -- Actress (Louise-Jeffersons / All in the Family).
  • Harard Benner: Mulhouse physician.
  • Charles Luce: American Con Ed business executive.
  • Edith Wangemann: German astrologer, teacher and lecturer who founded "Astro-Magazine" and "Sein Und Werden" magazine with her husband, astrologer Helmuth Wangemann.
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Facts:
  • WWI: The Military Service Act is passed in the Canadian House of Commons, giving the Government of Canada the right to conscript men into the army.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Till the Clouds roll By - Prince's Orchestra
  2. All the World Will be Jealous of Me - Henry Burr

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1182
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1181
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1180

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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