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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1917: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1917?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1917 Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan, west of Omaha Nebraska.
  • 02 Dec 1917 Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea.
  • 03 Dec 1917 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 06 Dec 1917 French munition ship Mont Blanc explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
  • 07 Dec 1917 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I.
  • 09 Dec 1917 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem.
  • 11 Dec 1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia.
  • 12 Dec 1917 French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
  • 15 Dec 1917 Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia.
  • 18 Dec 1917 Soviet regiment (Stalin / Lenin) declares Finland Independent
  • 20 Dec 1917 Russian secret police in Czechoslovakia forms under Felix Dzerzjinski.
  • 26 Dec 1917 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.
  • 30 Dec 1917 -37 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in Lewisburg West Virginia (state record).
  • 31 Dec 1917 Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Over There
  2. - Some Sunday Morning
  3. - In Lilac Time (When You Stole This Heart of Mine)
  4. - (Goodbye, and Luck Be with You) Laddie Boy
  5. - That's the Kind of a Baby for Me

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Modern Musketeer

A Modern Musketeer

Release year: 1917

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham, Eugene Ormonde

Country: United States of America

The Scarlet Car

The Scarlet Car

Release year: 1917

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

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

Country: United States of America

Runaway Romany

Runaway Romany

Release year: 1917

Directed by: George W. Lederer

Starring: Marion Davies, W.W. Bitner, Boyce Combe, Pedro de Cordoba

National Red Cross Pageant

National Red Cross Pageant

Release year: 1917

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Edith Wynne Matthison, Douglas Wood, Ethel Barrymore, Kitty Gordon