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Friday 4 May 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Toner and Marcelle Arnold. Il destino di un trovatello, directed by Victor Tarasco, 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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Movies

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

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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A Girl's Folly

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge

Country: United States

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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 4 May 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
  • People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Edward Toner: Cone composer.
  • Marcelle Arnold: French actress, also known as Mireille Arnold, who had a talent for playing spinsters such as the sister of Bourvil in "Le Passe-Muraille" (1951).
  • Nick Joaquin: Filipino writer, historian and journalist.
  • Allicia Lizarraga: Outstanding Peruvian singer, whose diverse themes were played by prominent Latin American singers, was known as "La Cholita Linda of Peru.
  • Edward Cone: American pianist and composer (d. 2004).
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Facts:
  • Arabs sack Tel Aviv.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Marche Slave, Part 1 - Prince's Orchestra
  2. In the Sweet Long Ago - James F. Harrison & James Reed

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1166
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1165
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1164

Books

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

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

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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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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