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Wednesday 24 December 1919

1919-12-24

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Greatest Question, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Greatest Question

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Ralph Graves

Country: United States

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When the Clouds Roll by

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Albert MacQuarrie, Kathleen Clifford

Country: United States

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The First Men in the Moon

Directed by: Bruce Gordon

Starring: Bruce Gordon, Heather Thatcher, Hector Abbas

Country: United States

Victory

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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The Darkest Hour

Directed by: Paul Scardon

Starring: Harry T. Morey, Anna Lehr, Jean Paige

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1919 ?

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:
  • Carl Hoffman: American military man, a career Marine who rose to the ranks of Major General.
  • Qateel Shifai: Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 2001).
  • Pierre Soulages: French painter who was one of the most important of a group of abstract artists out of Paris who came into prominence after WW II.
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Roses of Picardy - John McCormack
  2. A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody - Sam Ash

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1303
  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1302
  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1301

Books

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

The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad was a prominent British writer who is considered to be one of the greatest authors in English literature. Conrad joined the British merchant marine when he was 20 years old and many of his stories are set at ...

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Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

The darkening storm of the first World War threatens to tear apart the lives of a group of friends. At the eye of the storm is Clayton Spencer, an ambitious businessman, who must risk everything to be with the woman ...

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The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

By: Ralph Connor

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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