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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 Susan Cowdy and Arthur Charles Dobson. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, 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 Call of the North

Directed by: Oscar Apfel

Starring: Robert Edeson, Theodore Roberts, Winifred Kingston

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1914 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Music Charts

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

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

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 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 ?

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 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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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

Excerpt from The Inside of the CupSunday was then a day essentially different from other days - you could tell it without looking at the calendar.

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