Monday 22 January 1917
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 22, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bruce Shand and Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac.
A Man There Was, directed by Victor Sjöström, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 January 1917 ?
- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
- Bruce Shand: father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Born 1917).
- Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac: French Resistance fighter, senior official, and historian.
- Albert "Pud" Brown: Clarinetist / saxophonist.
- Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants]: Flemish poet / playwright.
- Huck Geary: American baseball player (d. 1981).
- World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for ''peace without victory'' in Europe.
- WWI: President Woodrow Wilson calls for quotpeace without victoryquot in Germany.
- The Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for $25 million.
- An anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco attracts huge crowds to public meetings. At one meeting attended by 7,000 people, 20,000 are kept out for lack of room. In a conference with Rev. Paul Smith, an outspoken foe of prostitution, 300 prostitutes make a plea for toleration, explaining they had been forced into the practice by poverty. When Smith asks if they will take other work at $8 to $10 a week, the ladies laugh derisively, which loses them public sympathy. The police close about 200