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Monday 17 April 1911

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hervé Bazin and Joseph Harold Rush. A Tale of Two Cities, directed by William Humphrey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Movies

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

A Tale of Two Cities

Directed by: William Humphrey

Starring: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

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Max and His Mother-in-Law

Directed by: Max Linder, Lucien Nonguet

Starring: Max Linder, Léon Belières, Charles de Rochefort, Saturnin Fabre

Os Crimes de Diogo Alves

Directed by: João Tavares

Starring: Alfredo de Sousa, Amélia Soares, Gertrudes Lima, Alberto Ghira

As a Boy Dreams

Directed by: Thomas H. Ince

Starring: Mary Pickford, Jack Pickford

The Fatal Wedding

Directed by: Raymond Longford

Starring: Master Anson, Miss Clare, Tom Cosgrove, George D. Ellis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1911 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hervé Bazin: French novelist and author of great popularity whose witty and satirical novels often focused on the problems within families and marriages.
  • Joseph Harold Rush
  • Mikhail Botvinnik of USSR: world chess champion (1948-63).
  • Joseph Rush: American research scientist, a physicist and educator who published a number of papers on astronomy and physics and wrote "The Dawn of Life," 1958.
  • Earl of: Lauderdale.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1911 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. John McCormack - Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
  2. Gee, But It's Great to Meet a Friend from Your Home Town - Billy Murray
  3. The Moonlight, the Rose, and You - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr
  4. Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey - That Girl Quartet
  5. Neath the Southern Moon - Merle Tillotson

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