Thursday 11 January 1917
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Robarts .
The Ocean Waif, directed by Alice Guy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 11 January 1917
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1917 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- John Robarts: Canadian lawyer and politician 17th Premier of Ontario (d. 1982).
- The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
- German saboteurs set off the Kingsland Explosion at Kingsland, NJ (now Lyndhurst, NJ), one of the events leading to U.S. involvement in WWI.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- The Baseball Game - Weber & Fields
- I Ain't Got Nobody Much - Marion Harris
- Sometimes You Get a Good One and Sometimes You Don't - Anna Chandler