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Thursday 9 December 1920

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carlo Ciampi and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while Mary-Marie 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 ?

Madame DuBarry

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke

Country: United States

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The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Noah Beery

Country: United States

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Lederstrumpf, 1. Teil: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook

Directed by: Arthur Wellin

Starring: Emil Mamelok, Herta Heden, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rasmus Breistein

Starring: Asta Nielsen, Einar Tveito, Johanne Bruhn

Country: United States

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Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Josephine Bernard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1920 ?

  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Thank God for a Garden - John McCormack

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1920?

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1353
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1352
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1351


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


By: Eleanor H. Porter

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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A Man for the Ages

By: Irving Bacheller

Addison Irving Bacheller (September 26, 1859 – February 24, 1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States.

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The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

The River's End by James Curwood. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. This is a classic tale loved by many for generations and is a great addition to any collection.

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