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Friday 31 July 1914

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jose Ignacio Domecq and Louis De Funes. The Patchwork Girl of Oz, directed by J. Farrell MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
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Movies

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

The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell

Country: United States

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The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet

Country: United States

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The King of the Beggars

Starring: Grete Berger, Carl Clewing, Jean Ducret

Country: United States

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The Land of the Lost

Directed by: Arthur Donaldson

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon

Country: United States

Stuart Webbs: Das Panzergewölbe

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Ernst Reicher, Hermann Picha, Fritz Richard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 July 1914 ?

Holidays:
  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jose Ignacio Domecq: Wine maker.
  • Louis De Funes: Courbevoie, France -- Actor (I Tartassati, Fantomas).
  • Raymond Aubrac: French army engineering officer, who became a leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War and a civil engineer after the Second World War.
  • Josette Day: French film actress, best known for playing Belle, alongside Jean Marais, in Jean Cocteau's 1946 film "La Belle et la Bête" ("Beauty and the Beast").
  • Louis Funès: French film actor, comedian, interior decorator, pianist of Spanish origin, born near Paris, the day when Jean Jaurès was killed in Paris.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
  • Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo
  • The New York Stock Exchange closes its doors due to the war in Europe.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. When the Angelus is Ringing - Peerless Quartet
  2. In the Valley of the Moon - Elizabeth Spencer & Vernon Archibald

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

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1022
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1021
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1020

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 Whittier is an orphan who goes to live with her Aunt Polly in Vermont. Determinedly optimistic, Pollyanna soon wins over everyone in town—except her aunt.

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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

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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