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Saturday 1 July 1916

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Olivia de Havilland and Olivia De Havilland. Flirting with Fate, directed by Christy Cabanne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Movies

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

Flirting with Fate

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye

Country: United States

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What Love Can Do

Directed by: Jay Hunt

Starring: Adele Farrington, C. Norman Hammond, Orin Jackson

Country: United States

Arsene Lupin

Directed by: George Loane Tucker

Starring: Gerald Ames, Manora Thew, Kenelm Foss

Country: United States

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Mark Fenton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1916 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Olivia de Havilland: British-born actress.
  • Olivia De Havilland: American actress, a sweet, soft-voiced movie star during Hollywood's golden era in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Jean Giraudeau: French opera singer, lyric tenor, debut at opera-comique 1947; one of most important lyric tenors of his generation.
  • Jean Ceuppens: Belgium sport Champion.
  • Iosif Shklovsky: Ukrainian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985).
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Facts:
  • British court martial (Easter uprising)
  • Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market
  • Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR
  • World War I: First day on the Somme : On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
  • July 12: At least one shark mauls 5 swimmers along of New Jersey coastline during the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, resulting in 4 deaths and the survival of one youth who requires limb amputation. This event is the inspiration for author Peter Benchley, over half a century later, to write ''Jaws''.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1916 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night? - Al Jolson
  2. Fair Hawaii - Elsie Baker & Reed Miller
  3. Good-Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You - Ernest Ball
  4. My Bonny Bonny Jean - Harry Lauder

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1122
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1121
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1120

Books

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

Seventeen

By: Booth Tarkington

Seventeen: A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William is a humorous novel by Booth Tarkington that gently satirizes first love, in the person of a callow 17-year-old, William Sylvanus Baxter.

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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

TITLE: WHEN A MAN'S A MAN By HAROLD BELL WRIGHT 1916 AUTHOR: HAROLD BELL WRIGHT PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: THE BOOK SUPPLY COMPANY, CHICAGO Published August, 1916 EDITION: First Edition with the "Published August, 1916" present CATEGORY: Literature, Rare BINDING/COVER: ...

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Just David

By: Eleanor H. Porter

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing.

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