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Wednesday 17 November 1920

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Gibb and Camillo Felgen. The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Clarence L. Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Last of the Mohicans

Directed by: Clarence L. Brown

Starring: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe

Country: United States

L'innamorata

Directed by: Gennaro Righelli

Starring: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Annibale Betrone, Alfonso Cassini

Country: United States

Der Verächter des Todes

Directed by: Harry Piel

Starring: Friedrich Berger, Karl Braun, Johanna Piel Jr.

Country: United States

Jackal

Directed by: G.A. Olsen

Starring: Pehr Qvrnstrm, Amund Rydland, Signe Heide Steen

Country: United States

Just Pals

Directed by: Jack Ford

Starring: Buck Jones, Helen Ferguson, Georgie Stone

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1920 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barbara Gibb: British-American noted family, wife of Hugh Gibbs for many years.
  • Camillo Felgen: Luxembourgish singer, lyricist and entertainer (Born 1920).
  • Gemini Ganesan: Indian actor and director (d. 2002).
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Facts:
  • The council of the League of Nations accepts the constitution for the Free City of Danzig.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Japanese Sandman - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  2. I'll be with You in Apple Blossom Time - Charles Harrison
  3. The Girls of My Dreams - John Steel
  4. Dardanella Blues - Billy Murray & Ed Smalle

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1350
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1349
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1348

Books

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

Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

A classic coming-of-age adventure romance about Scottish lumber company owner Hector McKaye and his son.

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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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The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

Royal Northwest Mounted Policeman Derwent Conniston has been chasing outlaw John Keith for four years up in the arctic part of Canada. Just when he is about to get his man, Conniston falls deathly ill.

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