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 Bruce Shand and Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac.
The Ocean Waif, directed by Alice Guy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 22 January 1917
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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