Thursday 1 February 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James S Garrett and Tor Aspengren.
Rosie O'Grady, directed by John H. Collins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1917 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- James S Garrett
- Tor Aspengren: Norwegian labourer, trade unionist, and politician of the Labour Party.
- James Garrett: American astrologer, teacher and writer; co-author with his wife Helen J. Garrett of the books listed under her name.
- Robert Lancon: St Trivier/Moignans physician.
- A Hangal: Indian actor (d. 2012).
- José Sampedro: Spanish economist and author (d. 2013).
- Eiji Sawamura: Japanese baseball player and soldier (d. 1944).
- Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1917 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- O'Brien is Tryin' to Learn to Talk Hawaiian - Horace Wright
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