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Wednesday 15 April 1914

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Gregory and Herve De Blignieres. Brewster's Millions, directed by Oscar C. Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while The Eyes of the World by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Battle of the Sexes

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron

Country: United States

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The Mysterious X

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Otto Reinwald

Country: United States

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Tess of the Storm Country

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood, Olive Carey

Country: United States

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The Perils of Pauline

Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Starring: Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer

Country: United States

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Judith of Bethulia

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1914 ?

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Gregory: dancer.
  • Herve De Blignieres: French military officer, Chief of Staff in France of the Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS) ["Organisation of the Secret Army"], a short-lived French dissident far-right paramilitary organisation during the Algerian War.
  • Jean Taulelle: French senior government official, who served as prefect of Dordogne (1962-1966), Saône-et-Loire (1968-1972), Hérault (1972-1973), Seine-Maritime (1973-1974), and Paris (1974-1976).
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Little Gray Home in the West - Maggie Teyte

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  • Science: Science vol. 39 issue 1006
  • Science: Science vol. 39 issue 1005
  • Science: Science vol. 39 issue 1004


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

The Eyes of the World

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic fiction novel by Harold Bell Wright, featuring a maiden in distress, an artist, a hero, and several secrets.

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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 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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