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Wednesday 16 December 1914

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). The Bargain, directed by Reginald Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while The Inside of the Cup by Winston Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Bargain

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: William S. Hart, J. Frank Burke, Clara Williams

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1914 ?

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ivan Zajc: Croatian composer conductor and director (d. 1914).
  • World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Lullaby from Jocelyn (Angels Guard Thee) - John McCormack

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1914?

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1041
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1040
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1039


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

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 Salamander

By: Owen Johnson

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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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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