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Friday 15 June 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lash La Rue and Bill Martin in Iowa. while The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 June 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
  • Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
  • Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
  • Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
  • Malawi's Freedom Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lash La Rue: American actor (d. 1996).
  • Bill Martin in Iowa: USA; moviemaker at 20th Century Fox, Disney Studios, Imagineers, extensive work on Disneyland, vice president of design 1971-77, planned Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, named Disney Legend 1994.
  • John Bennett Fenn: American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010).
  • Robert Coffin: American Lieutenant General.
  • Marcel Leoutre: France Military man.
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Facts:
  • The United States enacts the Espionage Act.
  • July ndash Panama Canal Department.
  • A labor dispute ignites a race riot in East St. Louis, Illinois, which leaves 250 dead.
  • Russian General Brusilov begins a major offensive in Galicia, initially advancing towards Lemberg.
  • WWI: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence capture Aqaba from the Turks.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Wildfire

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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