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Wednesday 9 August 1916

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Raymond Trouard . The Devil's Needle, directed by Chester Withey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Just David 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 ?

The Devil's Needle

Directed by: Chester Withey

Starring: Tully Marshall, Norma Talmadge, Marguerite Marsh

Country: United States

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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken

Country: United States

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Flirting with Fate

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1916 ?

  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
  • St. Edith Stein
Famous Birthdays:
  • Raymond Trouard: French pianist, who died on 17 December 2008 in Paris, France.
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  • Lassen Volcanic National Park is established in California.

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Just A-Wearyin' for You - Lucy Isabelle Marsh
  2. Babes in the Wood - Gladys Rice & Walter Van Brunt
  3. Alma Gluck - The Nightingale Song
  4. Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? - Nora Bayes

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

  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1127
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1126
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1125


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

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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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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By: Booth Tarkington

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

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The Real Adventure

By: Henry Kitchell Webster

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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