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Monday 19 April 1920

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gene Leis and Frank Fontaine. A Man There Was, directed by Victor Sjstrm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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The Idol Dancer

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Clarine Seymour, Creighton Hale

Country: United States

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: John S. Robertson

Starring: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Charles Lane

Country: United States

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Why Change Your Wife?

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Bebe Daniels

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1920 ?

  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Frank Fontaine: Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Comedian (Crazy Guggenheim).
  • Gene Leis: American guitarist composer and producer (d. 1993).
  • Marvin Mandel: American lawyer and politician 56th Governor of Maryland (d. 2015).
  • John O'Neil: American baseball player and manager (d. 2012).
  • Julien Ries: Belgian cardinal (d. 2013).
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  • 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31.
  • The 1920 Summer Olympics opens in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Germany and Bolshevist Russia agree to the exchange of prisoners of war.
  • Mexican Revolution: Álvaro Obregón announces in Chilpancingo that he intends to fight against the rule of Venustiano Carranza.

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Was There Ever a Pal Like You? - Henry Burr
  2. Where the Lanterns Glow - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
  3. Alice Blue Gown - Edith Day (Rosario Bourdon Orchestra)

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  • Science: Science vol. 51 issue 1320
  • Science: Science vol. 51 issue 1319
  • Science: Science vol. 51 issue 1318


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

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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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

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