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Monday 22 January 1917

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Albert "Pud" Brown and Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants]. Blind Justice, directed by Benjamin Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Blind Justice

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Peter Fjelstrup

Country: United States

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The Pride of the Clan

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook

Country: United States

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Joan the Woman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Stuart Paton

Starring: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton

Country: United States

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King Lear

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 January 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
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Facts:
  • 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

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Horace Wright - My Own Iona
  2. Someone Else May be There While I'm Gone - Al Jolson
  3. Way Down in Iowa, I'm Going to Hide Away - Irving Kaufman

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1151
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1150
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1149

Books

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

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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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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