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Friday 8 June 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Byron R Whizzer White and Byron White. A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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A Girl's Folly

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 June 1917 ?

  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
  • Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
Famous Birthdays:
  • Byron R Whizzer White: Ft Collins, Colorado -- NFLer / Supreme Court Just (1962-93).
  • Byron White: American football player and Supreme Court Justice (d. 2002).
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  • Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School.
  • A fire at the Speculator and Granite Mountain ore mine outside Butte, Montana kills at least 168 workers.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. For Me and My Gal - Prince's Orchestra
  2. Poor Butterfly - Fritz Kreisler
  3. Livery Stable Blues - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  4. Poor Butterfly - Charles Harrison

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1171
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1170
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1169


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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By: Zane Gre

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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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