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Thursday 12 November 1914

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Schillebeeckx and Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx. Tillie's Punctured Romance, directed by Mack Sennett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tillie's Punctured Romance

Directed by: Mack Sennett

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand

Country: United States

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The New Wizard of Oz

Directed by: L. Frank Baum

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc

Country: United States

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The Virginian

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Horace B. Carpenter, Cecilia de Mille

Country: United States

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A Florida Enchantment

Directed by: Sidney Drew

Starring: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent

Country: United States

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 November 1914 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
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  • Turks Sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war

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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1914 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Memphis Blues - Prince's Orchestra
  2. I Want to Go Back to Michigan (Down on the Farm) - Elida Morris

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  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1036
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1035
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1034


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By: Eleanor H. Porter

Chatty, idealistic Pollyanna can always find something to be glad about. Even when the newly orphaned girl has to live with her cold, unloving Aunt Polly, she remains full of hope and joy.

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T. Tembarom

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

T. Tembarom is the 1913 novel by the famous author of The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson, Burnett. The Story concerns a New York newsie just coming of age as he is called to ...

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The Inside of the Cup

By: Winston Churchill

With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called the Middle West,—a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of ...

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The Fortunate Youth

By: William J. Locke

Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses.

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