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Saturday 24 November 1917

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Howard Duff and Richard Bilderback Hervig. The Silent Man, directed by William S. Hart, 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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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Queen of Spades

Directed by: Yakov Protazanov

Starring: Tamara Duvan, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Orlova

Country: United States

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The Little Princess

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith

Country: United States

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

Starring: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper

Country: United States

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'49-'17

Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

Starring: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer

Country: United States

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
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Facts:
  • In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Along the Way to Waikiki - Helen Louise & Frank Ferera
  2. Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby (The Missouri Waltz) - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
  3. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (The Boys Are Marching) - Columbia Stellar Quartet
  4. Chopin Etude in G Flat Major - Ignace Jan Paderewski
  5. For the Freedom of the World Over There - Prince's Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1195
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1194
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1193

Books

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 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 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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Wildfire

By: Zane Gre

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