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Thursday 17 October 1918

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rita Hayworth and Ralph Wilson. Huns and Hyphens, directed by Larry Semon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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Huns and Hyphens

Directed by: Larry Semon

Starring: Stan Laurel, Larry Semon, Madge Kirby, Mae Laurel

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Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen

Directed by: Richard Oswald

Starring: Erna Morena, Reinhold Schünzel, Werner Krauss, Paul Rehkopf

La dixième symphonie

Directed by: Abel Gance

Starring: Séverin-Mars, Jean Toulout, Emmy Lynn, André Lefaur

Woman

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Warren Cook, Florence Billings, Ethel Hallor, Henry West

Die Stunde der Vergeltung

Directed by: Willy Zeyn

Starring: Max Auzinger, Karl Beckersachs, Aenderly Lebius, Asta Linden

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rita Hayworth: American actress who was one of the most famous pin-up girls of WW II.
  • Ralph Wilson: American businessman founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • De Kooy airport in the Netherlands opens
  • Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic.
  • First use of American Code Talkers in World War I, by members of the Choctaq tribe in radio communications.

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