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Saturday 12 February 1916

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Alioto and Michel de Saint-Pierre. The Three Musketeers, directed by Charles Swickard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Seventeen by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Burlesque on Carmen

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jack Henderson

Country: United States

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Martyrs of the Alamo

Directed by: W. Christy Cabanne

Starring: Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long

Country: United States

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The Raven

Directed by: Charles J. Brabin

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Warda Howard, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba

Country: United States

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The Coward

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Frank Keenan, Charles Ray, Gertrude Claire

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 February 1916 ?

  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
  • Darwin Day.
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  • 1st edition of Joseph Patterson / Sidney Smith strip Gumps

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1916 ?

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. He's Got a Bungalow - Arthur Fields
  2. When Old Bill Bailey Plays the Ukelele - Peerless Quartet
  3. Araby - Harry Macdonough
  4. Is There Still Room for Me 'Neath the Old Apple Tree? - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
  5. M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me) - Henry Burr
  6. You'd Never Know That Old Home Town of Mine - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1102
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1101
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1100


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


By: Booth Tarkington

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

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Life and Gabriella

By: Ellen Glasgow

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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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing.

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