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Thursday 12 April 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include M Marie Widlow and Helen Forrest. Chi no ike jigôkû, directed by Yaroku Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter 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 12 April 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • Domenico Scarlatti and Jean Cocteau's ballet premieres in Rome.
  • Bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th Steet New York City, New York (Demolished in 1982).
  • World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.

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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. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile - Reinald Werrenrath
  2. Put On Your Slippers & Fill Up Your Pipe (You're Not Going Bye-Bye Tonight - Ada Jones

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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 ?

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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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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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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