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Friday 9 August 1918

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert Aldrich and Kermit Beahan. The Great Love, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Starring: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Wheeler Oakman

Country: United States

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Shifting Sands

Directed by: Albert Parker

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Joe King, Harvey Clark

Country: United States

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Old Wives for New

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed

Country: United States

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Hearts of the World

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1918 ?

  • 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
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  • Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him for indifferent play

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1918 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody - Arthur Fields
  2. What are You Going to Do to Help the Boys? - Shannon Four
  3. Bring Back My Soldier Boy to Me - Olive Kline

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1232
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1231
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1230


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

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

Excerpt from Love Letters of Bill to Mable Comprising Dere Mable: Thats Me All Over, Mable; Same Tmy food always runs He smokes cigarets something awful I poured some oil out of his lamp I even got mud in my ...

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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven draws upon Sinclair’s experiences in the First World War. Concerned with the Harrisoon family, it follows the three children, Michael, Nicky, and Dorothy, as they grow up in the 1900s and face the war as young ...

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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