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Wednesday 15 January 1919

1919-01-15

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Auction of Souls, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919 while The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibanez was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Auction of Souls

Directed by: Oscar Apfel

Starring: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson

Country: United States

The Lightning Raider

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Pearl White, Warner Oland, Henry G. Sell

Country: United States

Das Schicksal der Maria Keith

Directed by: Rudolf Walther-Fein

Starring: Hans Werder, Maria Zelenka, Hans Wallner

Country: United States

Your Wife and Mine

Directed by: Eve Dorrington

Starring: Dorothy Dalton, C.W. Mason, William Courtright

Country: United States

The Heart of Humanity

Directed by: Allen Holubar

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Robert Anderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 January 1919 ?

Holidays:
  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
  • Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maurice Herzog: French politician who was also a mountaineer and alpinist.
  • John Junor: Scottish journalist and editor-in-chief of the Sunday Express for 32 years, having previously worked as a columnist there.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht: two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, were tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
  • Karl Liebknecht: German Social Democrat, who, with Rosa Luxemburg and other radicals, founded the Spartakusbund (Spartacus League), a Berlin underground group that became the Communist Party of Germany, dedicated to a socialist revolution.
Facts:
  • 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • Semana Tragica (Tragic Week) Bloodbath in Buenos Aires.
  • Pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland.
  • Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1919 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. They'll Be Mighty Proud in Dixie of Their Old Black Joe - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
  2. Beautiful Ohio - Prince's Orchestra
  3. Al Jolson - Tell That to the Marines

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1919?

  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1254
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1253
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1252

Books

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

The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

One of the greatest English writers of the 19th century was a Polish-born man who couldn’t even speak English fluently until he had entered adulthood. Nevertheless, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) went on to have a well-regarded literary career that bridged Romanticism ...

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Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

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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The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

By: Ralph Connor

Ralph Connor was an acclaimed Presbyterian Church leader in Canada during the early 20th century, but today he is best known for being a novelist who wrote popular stories about the frontier.

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