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Sunday 24 June 1917

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Easton and Ramblin' Scott. Little Women, directed by Alexander Butler, 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 ?

Wild and Woolly

Directed by: John Emerson

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter

Country: United States

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A Romance of the Redwoods

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall

Country: United States

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A Mormon Maid

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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A Tale of Two Cities

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary

Country: United States

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The Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Easton: Canadian-American political scientist and academic (d. 2014).
  • Ramblin' Scott: American singer and guitarist (d. 2013).
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Facts:
  • Russian Black Sea fleet mutiny at Sebastopol

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. When the Sun Goes Down in Dixie (And the Moon Begins to Rise) - Peerless Quartet
  2. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! - American Quartet
  3. From Here to Shanghai - Al Jolson
  4. Boy Scouts of America March - Victor Military Band

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1173
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1172
  • Science: Science vol. 45 issue 1171

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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Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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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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