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Monday 12 August 1918

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sid Bernstein and Guy Gibson. The Great Love, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell 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

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Sid Bernstein: American record producer (d. 2013).
  • Guy Gibson: Indian-English commander and pilot Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Anna Held: Polish-born American actress and singer (Born 1872).

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. If He Can Fight Like He Can Love (Good Night, Germany) - Farber Sisters
  2. Al Jolson - Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
  3. Smiles - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra

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  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1232
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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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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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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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Oh, Money! Money!

By: Eleanor H. Porter

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot.

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