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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1917.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1917: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1917?


Events

  • 02 Apr 1917 Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps
  • 03 Apr 1917 Lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd.
  • 06 Apr 1917 World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
  • 09 Apr 1917 Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops.
  • 10 Apr 1917 Munition factory explosion at Eddystone Pennsylvania, kills 133 workers.
  • 11 Apr 1917 Babe Ruth beats New York Yankees, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Boston Red Sox.
  • 12 Apr 1917 Domenico Scarlatti and Jean Cocteau's ballet premieres in Rome.
  • 14 Apr 1917 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits Saint Louis Browns, 11-0.
  • 16 Apr 1917 Lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution.
  • 19 Apr 1917 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of New York in 2:28:37.2.
  • 20 Apr 1917 Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world").
  • 24 Apr 1917 Congress passes the First Liberty Bond Act.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1917?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - How's Every Little Thing in Dixie?
  2. - Poor Butterfly
  3. - Put On Your Slippers & Fill Up Your Pipe (You're Not Going Bye-Bye Tonight
  4. - Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
  5. - Pray for Sunshine

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America