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Friday 15 June 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 15, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Martin in Iowa and Lash La Rue. Two of a Kind, directed by John Herzfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Two of a Kind

Directed by: John Herzfeld

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A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton

Country: United States

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Her Torpedoed Love

Directed by: Frank Griffin

Starring: Louise Fazenda, Ford Sterling, Wayland Trask, Harry Booker

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Max Wants a Divorce

Directed by: Max Linder

Starring: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, Helen Ferguson, Francine Larrimore

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The Whip

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Alma Hanlon, June Elvidge, Irving Cummings, Warren Cook

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 June 1917 ?

  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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Planetary positions on June 15, 1917 - Geocentric view

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Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Love Will Find The Way - Reed Miller
  2. The Magic of Your Eyes - Charles Harrison
  3. Sterling Trio - Hawaiian Butterfly

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