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Wednesday 12 August 1914

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 12, 1914). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luis Mariano and [Hendrik] Jan Bakker. Aftermath, directed by Elliot Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
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Directed by: Elliot Lester

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A Florida Enchantment

Directed by: Sidney Drew

Starring: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent, Mrs. Sidney Drew

Country: United States

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The Face on the Barroom Floor

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Cecile Arnold, Jess Dandy, Vivian Edwards

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Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Charles Bennett, Helen Carruthers, Edwin Frazee

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell, Leontine Dranet

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Luis Mariano: Spanish Basque singer, his family settled in Bordeaux.
  • [Hendrik] Jan Bakker: Dutch resistance fighter / journalist (Parool).
  • Gerd Buchdahl: German-English philosopher and author (d. 2001).
  • Ruth Lowe: Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium (Battle der Zilveren Helmen)
  • German 16.5 / 12 guns fires on forts round Luik
  • Russian troops take East-Prussia and occupy Marggrabowa
  • World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
  • Battle of Haelen: Belgian troops repulse the Germans.

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Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. When It's Night Time Down in Burghandy - George MacFarlane
  2. Off with the Old Love, On with the New - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell

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