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Friday 17 August 1917

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include P Roger Peyrefitte and Safa Khulusi. The Manxman, directed by George Loane Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Red Planet by William J. Locke was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Wild and Woolly

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • Italy declares war on Germany and Turkey
  • One of English literature's important meetings takes place when Wilfred Owen introduces himself to Siegfried Sassoon at the Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Till the Clouds Roll By - Anna Wheaton & James Harrod
  2. All the World Will be Jealous of Me - Charles Harrison
  3. Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! - Elizabeth Brice
  4. Till the Clouds Roll By - Vernon Dalhart

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1181
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1180
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1179

Books

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

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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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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Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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