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Friday 6 April 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julian Faber and Tonico . Chi no ike jigôkû, directed by Yaroku Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while Wildfire by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

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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The Pride of the Clan

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 April 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Isolde
  • Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
  • The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
  • In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
  • Saint Balderik
Famous Birthdays:
  • Julian Faber: CEO (Willis Faber).
  • Tonico : Brazilian singer, one half of the musica sertaneja duo from the state of São Paulo, known as Tonico & Tinoco.
  • Leonora Carrington: English-Mexican painter and author (d. 2011).
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Facts:
  • World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. American Quartet - How's Every Little Thing in Dixie?
  2. Poor Butterfly - Grace Kerns

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1162
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1161
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1160

Books

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

Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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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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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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