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Saturday 25 August 1917

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Don Defore and Mel Ferrer. Hilde Warren und der Tod, directed by Joe May, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917 while The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter 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 25 August 1917 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Don Defore: Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet).
  • Mel Ferrer: Elberon, New Jersey -- Actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor).
  • Lisbeth Movin: Danish actress and director (d. 2011).
  • Lou van Burg: Dutch-German singer and game show host (d. 1986).
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Facts:
  • 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Havanola Fox-Trot - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
  2. Till the Clouds roll By - Prince's Orchestra
  3. All the World Will be Jealous of Me - Henry Burr

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1182
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1181
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1180

Books

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

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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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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