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Sunday 15 April 1917

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mildred Baass and Elmer Gedeon. Cheerful Givers, directed by Paul Powell, 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 ?

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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Blind Justice

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Peter Fjelstrup

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1917 ?

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Elmer Gedeon: American baseball player with the Washington Senators.
  • Mildred Baass: American poet, who served as the Poet Laureate of Texas from 1993 to 1995.
  • Pietro Grossi: Italian composer, pioneer of computer music, visual artist, cellist and hacker ahead of his time.
  • Hans Conried: Baltimore, Maryland -- Actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy).
  • James Kee: American lawyer and politician (d. 1989).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1917 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (And Smile, Smile, Smile) - Knickerbocker Quartet
  2. Pray for Sunshine - Al Jolson
  3. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I - Ada Jones

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1163
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1162
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1161


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 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 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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