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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 Jean Starobinski. The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Clarence L. Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lederstrumpf, 1. Teil: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook

Directed by: Arthur Wellin

Starring: Emil Mamelok, Herta Heden, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rasmus Breistein

Starring: Asta Nielsen, Einar Tveito, Johanne Bruhn

Country: United States

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Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Josephine Bernard

Country: United States

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The Saphead

Directed by: Herbert Blach

Starring: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly

Country: United States

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The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1920 ?

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

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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


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

The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

The River's End by James Curwood. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. This is a classic tale loved by many for generations and is a great addition to any collection.

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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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Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

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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