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Thursday 6 December 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 6, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dean Hess and Roger Denis. The Adventurer, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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What the sky looked like on 6 December 1917

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

The Adventurer

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

Starring: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper, Corene Uzzell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

Starring: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer, Mattie Witting

Country: United States

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All at Sea

Directed by: Charles Frend

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Birds of a Feather

Directed by: Curtis Franklin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1917 ?

  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roger Denis: French aviator in World War II, who served as a pilot in the Fighter Squadron 1/30 Normandie-Niemen, from 3 August until his death on 13 October 1943.
  • Dean Hess: American minister and colonel (d. 2015).
  • Kamal Jumblatt: Lebanese leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977).
  • Irv Robbins: Canadian-American businessman co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 2008).
  • Waldemar von Gazen: German soldier and lawyer (d. 2014).
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  • French munition ship Mont Blanc explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
  • Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 06, 1917 - Geocentric view

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Sailin' Away on the Henry Clay - American Quartet
  2. That's the Kind of a Baby for Me - Eddie Cantor

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