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Tuesday 17 September 1918

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chaim Herzog and Hubert Rostaing. The Craving, directed by Francis Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Craving

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Francis Ford, Mae Gaston, Peter Gerald

Country: United States

Johanna Enlists

Directed by: William Desmond Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Anne Schaefer, Fred Huntley

Country: United States

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Queen of the Sea

Directed by: John G. Adolfi

Starring: Annette Kellerman, Hugh Thompson, Mildred Keats

Country: United States

The Lady of the Dugout

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Al J. Jennings, Frank Jennings, Corinne Grant

Country: United States

The Great Love

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: George Fawcett, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Chaim Herzog: Israeli politician, soldier, lawyer and author who served as the sixth President of Israel.
  • Hubert Rostaing: French jazz musician (clarinetist and tenor saxophonist) and film/classical music composer.
  • Henri Sexe: Besan?on EXecutives.
  • Lea Gottlieb: Hungarian-Israeli fashion designer founded the Gottex Company (d. 2012).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1918 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady - Lewis James
  2. When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France - Marion Harris

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1237
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1236
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1235

Books

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

Greatheart

By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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Oh, Money! Money!

By: Eleanor H. Porter

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot.

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

Excerpt from Love Letters of Bill to Mable Comprising Dere Mable: Thats Me All Over, Mable; Same Tmy food always runs He smokes cigarets something awful I poured some oil out of his lamp I even got mud in my ...

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