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Tuesday 23 January 1917

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luz del Fuego and James Palmer. Blind Justice, directed by Benjamin Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best selling books.
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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 23 January 1917 ?

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
Famous Birthdays:
  • Luz del Fuego: Brazilian public figure, a dancer and naturalist, a woman well ahead of her time celebrated for being a liberal and an activist for nudity, which was practiced freely on the Island of Cobras.
  • James Palmer: Climax Springs Military man.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1917 ?

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

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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


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

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing.

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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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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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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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