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Monday 16 July 1917

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Georges Arnaud . The Little American, directed by Mary Pickford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Red Planet by William J. Locke was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Wild and Woolly

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1917 ?

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Famous Birthdays:
  • Georges Arnaud: Italian writer; suspected of having killed his dad and aunt, he was imprisoned for only two years because of his sympathy with the National Liberation Front.
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Famous Deaths:
  • July 17 ampndash Russian troops mutiny, abandon the Austrian front, and retreat to the Ukraine hundreds are shot by their commanding officers during the retreat.
  • July 18 ampndash Serious clashes in St. Petersburg in July Days Lenin escapes to Finland Trotsky is arrested.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1917 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. You're in Love - Lyric Quartet
  2. I'm a Twelve O'Clock Fellow in a Nine O'Clock Town - Byron G. Harlan

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1176
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1175
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1174


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

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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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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