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Tuesday 17 January 1911

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 17, 1911). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Joseph Stigler and Hermann Pfrogner. The Borrowed Flat, directed by Unavailable, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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What the sky looked like on 17 January 1911

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

The Borrowed Flat

Directed by: Unavailable

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Directed by: Nora Ephron

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The Dream

Directed by: Thomas H. Ince

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Charles Arling, William Robert Daly

Fate's Turning

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Charles West, Stephanie Longfellow, Grace Henderson, Dorothy Bernard

In the Hands of Impostors

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Clara Pontoppidan, Lauritz Olsen, Thora Meincke, Otto Lagoni

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1911 ?

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hermann Pfrogner: Austria -- Musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus).
  • George Joseph Stigler: American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991).
  • André-Georges Haudricourt: French botanist, anthropologist and linguist, who died on 20 August 1996.
  • Hank Leiber: American professional baseball player who played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1933 to 1942 with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs.
  • George Stigler: American economist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Failed assassination attempt on premier Aristide Briand in French Assembly.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 17, 1911 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Liebesfreud (Old Vienna Waltz) - Fritz Kreisler
  2. Meditation from Thais - Fritz Kreisler
  3. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - Prince's Orchestra

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