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Sunday 15 August 1920

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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Directed by: Holger-Madsen

Starring: Gunnar Tolns, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam

Country: United States

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The Flapper

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton

Country: United States

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Terror Island

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee

Country: United States

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Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Louise Glaum, Irving Cummings, Peggy Pearce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1920 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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  • Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw : Poles defeat the Red Army.
  • Irish War of Independence: The town hall of Templemore, Ireland, is burned down during the riots.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. When My Baby Smiles at Me - Billy Murray & Rachel Grant (Gladys Rice)

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1920?

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1337
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1336
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Man for the Ages

By: Irving Bacheller

Addison Irving Bacheller (September 26, 1859 – February 24, 1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States.

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By: Eleanor H. Porter

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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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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