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Thursday 27 September 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William T Orr and Louis Auchincloss. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, directed by Marshall Neilan, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

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

Country: United States

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The Gulf Between

Directed by: Wray Physioc

Starring: Grace Darmond, Niles Welch, Herbert Fortier

Country: United States

The Seven Pearls

Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Starring: Mollie King, Creighton Hale, Lon Bary

Country: United States

Ko yue no yami

Directed by: Kaichi Yamamoto

Starring: June Caprice, Kittens Reichert, Florence Ashbrooke

Country: United States

Hilde Warren und der Tod

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 September 1917 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • Edgar Degas: French artist, a painter and pastelist, sculptor and photographer.
  • Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St, New York City
  • EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Indiana - Conway's Band
  2. Slippery Hank - Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra
  3. For Your Country and My Country - Frances Alda
  4. You're a Grand Old Flag - Prince's Orchestra

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

  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1186
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1185
  • Science: Science vol. 46 issue 1184


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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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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By: Zane Gre

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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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