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Saturday 12 April 1919

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Istvan Anhalt and Maurice Girodias. Blackie's Redemption, directed by John Ince, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919 while Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

A Romance of Happy Valley

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lydia Yeamans Titus, Robert Harron, Kate Bruce

Country: United States

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Don't Change Your Husband

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Lew Cody

Country: United States

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The Heart of Humanity

Directed by: Allen Holubar

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Robert Anderson

Country: United States

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The Squaw Man

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Ann Little, Katherine MacDonald

Country: United States

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Judex

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Ren Crest, Musidora, Ren Poyen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1919 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages.
  • Murderer Henri Désiré Landru is arrested.
  • Amritsar Massacre: British and Gurkha troops massacre 379 Sikhs in the Punjab in India.
  • Eugene V. Debs enters prison at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia for speaking out against the draft during World War I.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1919 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Beautiful Ohio - Olive Kline & Marguerite Dunlap
  2. Kentucky Dreams - Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1919?

  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1267
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1266
  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1265

Books

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

Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

The darkening storm of the first World War threatens to tear apart the lives of a group of friends. At the eye of the storm is Clayton Spencer, an ambitious businessman, who must risk everything to be with the woman ...

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The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

By: Ralph Connor

Ralph Connor was an acclaimed Presbyterian Church leader in Canada during the early 20th century, but today he is best known for being a novelist who wrote popular stories about the frontier.

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The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

Reflecting Conrad's genius for narrative that focuses on the quest for inner truths, The Arrow of Gold is an exploration of the dangerous appetites of men and of human vulnerability, as well as a profound meditation on the emotional boundary ...

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