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Thursday 24 December 1914

1914-12-24

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Cinderella, directed by James Kirkwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Cinderella

Directed by: James Kirkwood

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon

Country: United States

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The Bargain

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: William S. Hart, J. Frank Burke, Clara Williams

Country: United States

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Tillie's Punctured Romance

Directed by: Mack Sennett

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand

Country: United States

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L'ultima danza

Directed by: Umberto Paradisi

Starring: Grete Berger, Carl Clewing, Jean Ducret

Country: United States

The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Vivian Martin, Alec B. Francis, Chester Barnett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1914 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Muir: Scottish naturalist, explorer and writer who campaigned for forest conservation in the U.S.
Facts:
  • German plane drops bombs on Dover England.
  • World War I: The ''Christmas truce'' begins.
  • World War I:
  • German air raid on Dover, England.
  • Oxymorphone, a powerful narcotic analgesic closely related to morphine is first developed in Germany.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1914 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The High Cost of Loving - Elida Morris

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1914?

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1042
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1041
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1040

Books

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

The Eyes of the World

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic fiction novel by Harold Bell Wright, featuring a maiden in distress, an artist, a hero, and several secrets.

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Pollyanna

By: Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna is a best-selling novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children's literature. The book was such a success that Porter soon produced a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (ISBN 9781439297513 ).

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The Inside of the Cup

By: Winston Churchill

With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called the Middle West,—a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of ...

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The Salamander

By: Owen Johnson

The day was Thursday; the month, October, rushing to its close; and the battered alarm-clock on the red mantel stood at precisely one o'clock. The room was enormous, high and generally dim, the third floor front of Miss Pim's boarding-house ...

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