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Thursday 29 November 1917

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include de Broissia and Pierre Ceccaldi. The Secret Game, directed by William C. de Mille, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: Ruth Ann Baldwin

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 November 1917 ?

  • Radbod
  • former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Republic Day
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
  • Israel - Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
  • Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e ´┐Żlirimit)
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  • Don Cossacks declare the Don Republic, which lasts two weeks.
  • December ndash Annie Besant becomes president of the Indian National Congress.

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

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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


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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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 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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