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Thursday 16 March 1911

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josef Mengele and Pierre Harmel. Captain Starlight, or Gentleman of the Road, directed by Alfred Rolfe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911 while The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Captain Starlight, or Gentleman of the Road

Directed by: Alfred Rolfe

Starring: Lily Dampier, Lottie Lyell, Augustus Neville

Country: United States

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Directed by: W.J. Lincoln

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Vivian Prescott, Joseph Graybill

Country: United States

The Heart of a Savage

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Wilfred Lucas, Vivian Prescott, Joseph Graybill

Country: United States

In the Hands of Impostors

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Clara Pontoppidan, Lauritz Olsen, Thora Meincke

Country: United States

Maria Bricca

Directed by: Edoardo Bencivenga

Starring: Lidia Quaranta

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1911 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Josef Mengele: German physician and member of the Nazi party who was known as the "Angel of Death" at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
  • Pierre Harmel: Belgian eminent politician, the Secretary of State and former Foreign Secretary.
  • Marion Byron: Actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73.
  • Harper Goff in Fort Collins: Colorado, USA; designed interior of Nautilus of film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, designed many Disneyland and EPCOT buildings and attractions, named a Disney Legend in 1993.
  • Dr Josef Mengele: German physician and SS officer (d. 1979).
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  • Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ontario) 13-4.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1911 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Oh That Moonlight Glide - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

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

The Iron Woman

By: Margaret Deland

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 Harvester

By: Gene Stratton Porter

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The Winning of Barbara Worth

By: Harold Bell Wright

Moral fable of the ministry of capital. How to make a lot out of a little.

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Queed Henry

By: Sydnor Harrison

Originally published in 1911. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.

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