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Wednesday 26 December 1917

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1917). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rose Mary Woods and Frances Minton. A Trip to the Moon, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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What the sky looked like on 26 December 1917

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Movies

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A Trip to the Moon

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

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The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse

Country: United States

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The Adventurer

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

Directed by: Hugh Ford

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

Country: United States

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'49-'17

Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rose Mary Woods: American Watergate scandal figure (Born 1917).
  • Frances Minton: British well-known and prolific artist who taught at a prominent London art school.
  • Rose Woods: American government employee who is known for the tape erasure that deleted Watergate scandal evidence.
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Facts:
  • 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
  • Fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WWI
  • United States president Woodrow Wilson uses the Federal Possession and Control Act to place most U.S. railroads under the United States Railroad Administration, hoping to more efficiently transport troops and materials for the war effort.
  • Following the October Revolution, Alexandra Kollontai is appointed People's Commissar for Social Welfare in the Council of People's Commissars of the Government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the first woman cabinet minister in Europe.
  • Female suffrage is enacted in the Netherlands.

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