Tuesday 21 May 1918


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Old Wives for New, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 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 months ?

Old Wives for New

Old Wives for New

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton

Country: United States

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An Honest Man

An Honest Man

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: William Desmond, Mary Warren, Ann Forrest

Country: United States

Let's Get a Divorce

Let's Get a Divorce

Directed by: Charles Giblyn

Starring: Billie Burke, John Miltern, Pinna Nesbit

Country: United States

The Trap

The Trap

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Starring: Alice Brady, Curtis Cooksey, Crauford Kent

Country: United States

Chase Me Charlie

Chase Me Charlie

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1918 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dennis Day: Irish-American singer and radio and television personality (Jack Benny Show), dies of Lou Gehrigs disease at age 71 (born 1916).
  • Jacques Mitterrand: French military man and noted family member, his brother is François Mitterrand.
  • Leonard Mullens: rubber physicist.
  • Neb Stewart: American baseball player, a right-handed left fielder who played ten games for the Philadelphia Phillies in September 1940.
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  • House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.
  • Army Aviation Section separated from Signal Corps and divided into the Division of Military Aeronautics and the Bureau of Aircraft Production.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Some Day They're Coming Home Again - Nora Bayes
  2. Sweet Emmaline, My Gal - Mike Markel's Orchestra
  3. I'll Take You Back to Italy - Ada Jones & Billy Murray

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1220


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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