Saturday 16 August 1913


It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Last Days of Pompeii, directed by Mario Caserini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913
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 months ?

The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii

Directed by: Mario Caserini

Starring: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani

Country: United States

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The Flying Circus

The Flying Circus

Directed by: Alfred Lind

Starring: Rasmus Ottesen, Emilie Otterdahl, Lili Beck

Country: United States

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The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

Directed by: Charles Giblyn

Starring: Willard Mack, Charles K. French, Herschel Mayall

Country: United States

Raja Harishchandra

Raja Harishchandra

Directed by: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

Starring: D.D. Dabke, P.G. Sane, Bhalachandra D. Phalke

Country: United States

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A Ruined Life

A Ruined Life

Directed by: Victor Sjstrm

Starring: Hilda Borgstrm, Einar Frberg, Anna Norrie

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1913 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Menachem Begin: Belarusian-Israeli politician 6th Prime Minister of Israel Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992).
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  • Tohoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) admits its first female students.
  • Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1913 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Last Night Was the End of the World - Henry Burr
  2. Sunshine and Roses - Elsie Baker & James F. Harrison

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1913?

  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 972


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

The Inside of the Cup by Winston Churchill

The Inside of the Cup

By: Winston Churchill

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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V.V.'s Eyes by Henry Sydnor Harrison

V.V.'s Eyes

By: Henry Sydnor Harrison

Henry Sydnor Harrison was an American novelist, born in Sewanee, Tenn.

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Laddie (novel) by Gene Stratton Porter

Laddie (novel)

By: Gene Stratton Porter

Laddie, A True Blue Story, By Gene Stratton Porter, Complete Edition, Brand New Copy, Laddie, A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton Porter is a semi-autobiographical novel of , family bonds, struggles,

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The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker

The Judgment House

By: Gilbert Parker

The Judgment House is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Gilbert Parker is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition.

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