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Tuesday 17 April 1917

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Clements and Albertine Halvorson. Cheerful Givers, directed by Paul Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

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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Blind Justice

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Peter Fjelstrup

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1917 ?

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:
  • Bill Clements: American politician.
  • Albertine Halvorson: American astrologer, a member of AFA as of June 1958.
  • Elias Lopez Soba: Puerto Rican musician and pianist, considered the second best native pianist of the twentieth century, after Jesus Maria Sanromá, and one of the most outstanding musicians of his country.
  • Pierre Monfrais: French Chairman and Managing Director of Heudron Dairy,1960-'77 and President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Eure, 1968-'86 and Deputy of Eure 1978-'81.
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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (And Smile, Smile, Smile) - Knickerbocker Quartet
  2. Pray for Sunshine - Al Jolson
  3. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I - Ada Jones

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  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1163
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1162
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1161

Books

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

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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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 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 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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