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Saturday 16 June 1917

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Irving Penn and Katherine Graham. while Wildfire by Zane Gre 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 16 June 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
Famous Birthdays:
  • Irving Penn: American photographer (d. 2009).
  • Katherine Graham: American publisher of the Washington Post, one of the giants of the media industry.
  • Lester Steers: American athlete, a track and field champion who held world records for high jumps in 1941.
  • Jacques Arnoux: Baccarat Military man.
  • Phaedon Gizikis: Greek general and politician President of Greece (d. 1999).
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Facts:
  • 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
  • 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8

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Music Charts

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

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1172
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1171
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1170

Books

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

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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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 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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