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Saturday 8 August 1914

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arthur Holt and Pierre Bénouville. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while The Eyes of the World by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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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Atlantis

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Olaf Fnss, Ida Orloff, Ebba Thomsen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1914 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton Endurance
  • French troops under General Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
  • Montenegro declares war on Germany

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Puppchen - Prince's Orchestra
  2. Ave Maria - John McCormack

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1023
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1022
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1021

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

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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T. Tembarom

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

T. Tembarom is the 1913 novel by the famous author of The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson, Burnett. The Story concerns a New York newsie just coming of age as he is called to ...

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