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Thursday 6 August 1914

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arthur Charles Dobson and Susan Cowdy. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Florida Enchantment

Directed by: Sidney Drew

Starring: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: Giovanni Pastrone

Starring: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1914 ?

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Susan Cowdy: Ornithologist.
  • Arthur Charles Dobson: British racing driver (d. 1980).
  • Benedict Nicolson: British art historian and author, who was the elder son of authors Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West and the brother of writer and politician Nigel.
  • Jean Roux: Commercy physician.
  • Gordon Freeth: Australian lawyer and politician 24th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2001).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia
  • French cavalry enter Belgium
  • German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed
  • World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic : two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Helgoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
  • Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition leaves British waters.

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Gems from High Jinks - Victor Light Opera Co.
  2. When the Angelus is Ringing - Lyric Quartet
  3. Kitty McKay - Prince's Orchestra
  4. When It's Moonlight on the Alamo - Peerless Quartet

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  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1022
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1021
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Eleanor H. Porter

Chatty, idealistic Pollyanna can always find something to be glad about. Even when the newly orphaned girl has to live with her cold, unloving Aunt Polly, she remains full of hope and joy.

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The Fortunate Youth

By: William J. Locke

Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses.

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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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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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