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Wednesday 12 August 1914

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include [Hendrik] Jan Bakker and Luis Mariano. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Call of the North

Directed by: Oscar Apfel

Starring: Robert Edeson, Theodore Roberts, Winifred Kingston

Country: United States

A Florida Enchantment

Directed by: Sidney Drew

Starring: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent

Country: United States

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell

Country: United States

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The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet

Country: United States

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The King of the Beggars

Starring: Grete Berger, Carl Clewing, Jean Ducret

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 August 1914 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • [Hendrik] Jan Bakker: Dutch resistance fighter / journalist (Parool).
  • Luis Mariano: Spanish Basque singer, his family settled in Bordeaux.
  • Gerd Buchdahl: German-English philosopher and author (d. 2001).
  • Ruth Lowe: Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium (Battle der Zilveren Helmen)
  • German 16.5 / 12 guns fires on forts round Luik
  • Russian troops take East-Prussia and occupy Marggrabowa
  • World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
  • Battle of Haelen: Belgian troops repulse the Germans.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1914 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Puppchen - Prince's Orchestra
  2. Ave Maria - John McCormack

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1914?

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1023
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1022
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1021

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Eyes of the World

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic fiction novel by Harold Bell Wright, featuring a maiden in distress, an artist, a hero, and several secrets.

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Pollyanna

By: Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna Grows Up is a 1915 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. It is the first of many sequels to Porter's best-selling Pollyanna (1913), but is the only one written by Porter herself; the numerous later additions to the Pollyanna ...

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The Inside of the Cup

By: Winston Churchill

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have ...

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The Salamander

By: Owen Johnson

The day was Thursday; the month, October, rushing to its close; and the battered alarm-clock on the red mantel stood at precisely one o'clock. The room was enormous, high and generally dim, the third floor front of Miss Pim's boarding-house ...

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