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Sunday 1 July 1917

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Georges Boulogne and Álvaro Domecq y Díez. Little Women, directed by Alexander Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Red Planet by William J. Locke was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Wild and Woolly

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter

Country: United States

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A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall

Country: United States

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A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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A Tale of Two Cities

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary

Country: United States

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The Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Georges Boulogne: French football (soccer) player and manager, better known for his stint as France's national football team manager, 1969-1973.
  • Álvaro Domecq y Díez: Spanish military figure, who distinguished himself as a fighter pilot in the Spanish Civil War on Francisco Franco's rebel side, and later re-introduced bullfighting on horseback to Spain.
  • Humphry Osmond: English-American lieutenant and psychiatrist (d. 2004).
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Facts:
  • 257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted
  • Reds Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates
  • Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn
  • Race riots in East Saint Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed).

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I - Anna Wheaton
  2. American Republic March - Prince's Orchestra
  3. With His Hands in His Pockets and His Pockets in His Pants - Byron G. Harlan

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1174
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1173
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1172

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing.

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