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Friday 16 May 1919

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Mason and Liberace . Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Daddy-Long-Legs

Directed by: Marshall A. Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell

Country: United States

Blackie's Redemption

Directed by: John Ince

Starring: Bert Lytell, Alice Lake, Henry Kolker

Country: United States

The Delicious Little Devil

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Richard Cummings, Harry L. Rattenberry

Country: United States

Halbblut

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Ressel Orla, Carl de Vogt, Gilda Langer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1919 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Richard Mason: author.
  • Liberace : American musician and entertainer known for his music, his trademark candelabra, his flamboyant lifestyle and highly affected mannerisms.
  • Jacques Wacrenier: Neuilly sur Seine Military man.
  • Ramon Margalef: Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004).
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Facts:
  • A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.

Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Byron G. Harlan - How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)
  2. Marche Francaise - Victor Military Band
  3. Sometime - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra

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

  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1272
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1271
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1270

Books

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

The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

The pages which follow have been extracted from a pile of manuscript which was apparently meant for the eye of one woman only. She seems to have been the writer’s childhood’s friend.

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Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart was a prolific writer that is often referred to as the American Agatha Christie. Rinehart’s mystery novels are still treasured by millions of readers today and she is the source of the famous phrase “The butler did ...

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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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