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Thursday 13 December 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Street and John Hart. New York Luck, directed by Edward Sloman, 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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Movies

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

The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova

Country: United States

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The Little Princess

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith

Country: United States

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

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

Country: United States

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'49-'17

Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Street: Los Angeles, California -- Actor / singer (Broadway Open House).
  • John Hart: American actor (d. 2009).
  • Maurice Arreckx: French politician.
  • Jan Baalsrud: Norwegian resistance fighter and second lieutenant of Kompani Linge during World War II.
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Music Charts

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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1197
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1196
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1195

Books

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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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 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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Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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