Tuesday 17 August 1915
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
The Seven Sisters, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915
while The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 17 August 1915 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 17 August
- Leo Frank: Lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia.
- German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana
- Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Georgia after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life.
- Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage.
- Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1915 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- If We Can't Be the Same Old Sweethearts, We'll Just be the Same Old Friends - Irving Kaufman
- Minstrel Parade - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?