Saturday 12 October 1918


It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Romance of Tarzan, directed by Wilfred Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Romance of Tarzan

The Romance of Tarzan

Directed by: Wilfred Lucas

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Thomas Jefferson

Country: United States

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Directed by: Sidney Franklin

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan, E. Alyn Warren

Country: United States

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The Goat

The Goat

Directed by: Donald Crisp

Starring: Fred Stone, Fanny Midgley, Charles McHugh

Country: United States

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The Craving

The Craving

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Francis Ford, Mae Gaston, Peter Gerald

Country: United States

Johanna Enlists

Johanna Enlists

Directed by: William Desmond Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Anne Schaefer, Fred Huntley

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1918 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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  • Forest fire in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin kills about 800
  • Cloquet Minnesota and 25 other communities destroyed by forest fire, 559 die.
  • A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
  • Cloquet Fire: The city of Cloquet, Minnesota and nearby areas are destroyed in a fire, killing 453.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1918 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning - Arthur Fields
  2. While You're Away - Harry Ellis
  3. Good-Bye, Mother Machree - Harry Macdonough & Shannon Four

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1241


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

The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

May Sinclair was a 20th century British women rights activist and novelist who wrote dozens of works, from literary reviews to novels. She also wrote prose and poetry.

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The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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Dere Mable by Edward Streeter

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

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