Thursday 21 March 1918
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Hearts of the World, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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Which were the important events of 21 March 1918 ?
- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Patrick Lucey: American politician and diplomat.
- Georges Vallat: Montpellier physician.
- Joe Carveth: NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in three seasons).
- Charles Thompson: Ameircan jazz musician and arranger, the pianist and organist made his name as a soloist in the 1940s with Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Millinder, Illinois Jacquet.
- Patrick J Lucey: American politician.
- World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
- The giant German cannon, the so-called Paris Gun, begins to shell Paris from away.
- In London at the Wood Green Empire, Chung Ling Soo (William E Robinson, U.S.-born magician) dies during his trick where he is supposed to ampquotcatchampquot two separate bullets – but one of them perforates his lung. He dies the following morning in a hospital.
- The Social Revolutionary Party declares Belarus independent Bolshevik armies soon crush them.
- Belarus declares independence.
- Dr. Karl Muck, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is arrested under the Alien Enemies Act and imprisoned for the duration of WWI.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1918 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Liberty Loan March - Sousa's Band
- The Rainbow of Love - John McCormack
- Shannon Four - Hail! Hail! The Gangs All Here
- When Yankee Doodle Learns to Parlez Vous Francais - Arthur Fields
- My Sunshine Jane - Sterling Trio
- Smile and Show Your Dimple - Sam Ash
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