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Saturday 17 April 1915

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maria Vilanova de Arbenz and Sirimavo Bandaranaike. The Eagle's Nest, directed by Edwin Arden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915 while The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

The Juggernaut

Directed by: Ralph W. Ince

Starring: Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Julia Swayne Gordon

Country: United States

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The Birth of a Nation

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: W.W. Young

Starring: Viola Savoy, Herbert Rice

Country: United States

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A Fool There Was

Directed by: Frank Powell

Starring: Edward Jos, Theda Bara, Runa Hodges

Country: United States

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Cinderella

Directed by: James Kirkwood

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1915 ?

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:
  • Maria Vilanova de Arbenz: The First Lady of Guatemala from 1951-1954, as she was married to the Guatemalan President coronel Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán.
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike: A Sri Lankan politician and the world's first female head of government (d. 2000).
  • Martin Clemens: Scottish guerilla fighter (d. 2009).
  • Joe Foss: American politician, fighter pilot, Medal of Honor recipient and AFL Commissioner (Born 1915).
  • Regina Ghazaryan: Armenian painter (d. 1999).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1915 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Little House Upon the Hill - James F. Harrison & James Reed
  2. My Molancholy Baby - Walter Van Brunt

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1915?

  • Science: Science vol. 41 issue 1059
  • Science: Science vol. 41 issue 1058
  • Science: Science vol. 41 issue 1057

Books

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

The Turmoil

By: Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington is one of an elite group of only three writers who have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature more than once. The novel The Turmoil is the first entry in the 'Growth' trilogy of books that focus ...

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A Far Country

By: Winston Churchill

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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Jaffery

By: William J. Locke

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1915 Edition.

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Pollyanna Grows Up

By: Eleanor H. Porter

Eleanor H. Porter's classic sequel to her adored novel, "Pollyanna". In "Pollyanna Grows Up", the maturing Pollyanna teaches her "Glad Game" to more of the townspeople and makes new friends, including Sadie and Jamie.

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