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Friday 24 May 1918

1918-05-24

It was Friday, 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
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: William Desmond, Mary Warren, Ann Forrest

Country: United States

Let's Get a Divorce

Directed by: Charles Giblyn

Starring: Billie Burke, John Miltern, Pinna Nesbit

Country: United States

The Trap

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Starring: Alice Brady, Curtis Cooksey, Crauford Kent

Country: United States

Chase Me Charlie

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Coleman Young: American politician, who served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994.
  • D V: Jennings solicitor.
  • Coleman A: Young civil rights leader (Mayor-Democrat-Detroit).
  • Jack Wrather: American entrepreneur and petroleum businessman who became a television producer and later diversified by investing in broadcast stations and resort properties.
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Facts:
  • Cleveland beats New York Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning.

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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 1221
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1220
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1219

Books

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

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, blind-bordered cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Spine band somewhat scuffed and dust-dulled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Leopold is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public.

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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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