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Monday 12 February 1917

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Wresinski and Guy Cudell. Rosie O'Grady, directed by John H. Collins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Joan the Woman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Stuart Paton

Starring: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton

Country: United States

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King Lear

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 February 1917 ?

  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
  • Darwin Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joseph Wresinski
  • Guy Cudell: Belgian politician and author of "The People," 1945.
  • Luc Andrieux: French actor and Assistant Director, who died on 26 November 1977.
  • Al Cervi: American athlete, a basketball player in the early years of the game and a Hall of Fame Coach under whose guidance the Syracuse Nationals won the NBA championship in 1955.
  • Denise Precheur: France Actor.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1917 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Paradise Blues - Marion Harris
  2. They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1154
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1153
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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By: Zane Gre

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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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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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