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Tuesday 10 August 1920

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William "Red" Holzman and Daniel Cordier. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, 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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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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Himmelskibet

Directed by: Holger-Madsen

Starring: Gunnar Tolns, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam

Country: United States

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The Flapper

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton

Country: United States

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Terror Island

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee

Country: United States

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Sex

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Louise Glaum, Irving Cummings, Peggy Pearce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1920 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
Famous Birthdays:
  • William "Red" Holzman: NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins).
  • Daniel Cordier: French militant royalist, a 'Camelot du roi,' committed to the Free France Forces from June 1940 and serving as the Secretary of Jean Moulin in 1942-1943.
  • Red Holzman: American basketball Head Coach: led the Knicks to two NBA Championships, in 1970 and '72.
  • Henry Lafont: French aviator, the last surviving French veteran of the Battle of Britain.
  • Antonio Voci: Italian figurative artist with the largest group of owners of his works residing in Switzerland, England, Germany, Italy, Canada and the US; as well as various works scattered the world over.
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Facts:
  • Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania
  • Turkish Government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Bert Williams - Ten Little Bottles

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1336
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1335
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1334

Books

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

Mary-Marie

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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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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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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