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Movie history events from 1917

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

Sunday School teacher Miss Johnson is called "Old Flannel Face" by her students, which include Ezra Cobb and Harlon Kootz. (Deranged)

Christine Daae dies. (Paris) (The Phantom of the Opera)

Friday 12th January: Monsieur Audel killed in battle. (Chocolat)

Monday 26th February: President Woodrow Wilson learns of the so-called Zimmermann Telegram, a message from German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassador to Mexico proposing a Mexican-German alliance in the event of a war between the U.S. and Germany. (Wilson)

Thursday 15th March: Czar Nicholas II abdicates the throne of Russia. (Nicholas and Alexandra)

Monday 2nd April: President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to send U.S. troops into battle against Germany in World War I. (Wilson)

Friday 6th April: Lance Corporals Blake and Schofield head into No Man's Land to deliver a message for the Devonshire Regiment, to call off their planned attack on the Germans for the next morning. (The Western Front, near Écoust-Saint-Mein) (1917)

Saturday 7th April: Lance Corporal Schofield arrives at the Devonshire Regiment to attempt to stop their attack. (The Western Front, near Écoust-Saint-Mein) (1917)

Wednesday 11th April: Scott Joplin dies. (Scott Joplin)

Tuesday 15th May: Dwight D Eisenhower and George S Patton promoted to the rank of Captain. (Patton)

Tuesday 29th May: John F. Kennedy is born. (Brookline, Massachusetts) (J.F.K.: Reckless Youth)

Tuesday 5th June: Farmer Alvin York expresses his consciencious objection to the war in Europe by refusing to enlist for service. (Tennessee, USA) (Sergeant York)

Thursday 7th June: Dean Martin is born. (Steubenville, Ohio) (Martin and Lewis)

Thursday 14th June: US President Woodrow Wilson gives Flag Day address. (Wilson)

Wednesday 25th July: Mata Hari sentenced to die. (France) (Mata Hari)

Friday 17th August: "The Cheat", a croupier from Monaco, receives a shrapnel wound to the right knee one minute after stepping out onto his first field of battle. Unconscious, he is rescued by M. Charbonnier, who later loses his right arm from his injuries. (France - Western Front) (The Cheat)

Tuesday 28th August: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson is picketed by woman suffragists in front of the White House, who demand that he support an amendment to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. (Washington, DC) (Wilson)

Thursday 13th September: George stops his time machine and learns that his friend David Filby was killed in "the war". (The Time Machine)

October: James Cole is mistakenly sent to the trenches of France during World War I by scientists from the future. Dr. Kathryn Railly has a photograph of James Cole reaching out to fellow time traveller Jose. Dr. Railly presents this evidence in her book, "Madness and Apocalyptic Vision" in a lecture in Baltimore in November 1996. (Twelve Monkeys)

Monday 15th October: Mata Hari is executed for spying. (Vincennes, France) (Mata Hari)

Wednesday 31st October: Two regiments of Australian Lighthorsemen charge the Turkish defenses of Beersheba. With bayonets in their hands, they galloped against machine guns, rifles and artillery in the eleventh-hour to save the attacking British army from disaster. (Beersheba, Palestine) (The Lighthorsemen)

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