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Wednesday 19 August 1914

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 19, 1914). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury and Raymond Marcellin. Aftermath, directed by Elliot Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
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Directed by: Elliot Lester

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The Face on the Barroom Floor

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Cecile Arnold, Jess Dandy, Vivian Edwards

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Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Charles Bennett, Helen Carruthers, Edwin Frazee

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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The Property Man

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Charles Bennett, Jess Dandy

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Historical Events

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  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury: French radical socialist politician, Prime Minister of France in 1957.
  • Raymond Marcellin: French Minister of Interior under General De Gaulle, and then of Agriculture, mayor of Vannes (Brittany) , he was widely known for having censored "Hara-Kiri Hebdo" just after the death of the President, on 16 Novemver 1970.
  • Maurice Bouges-Maunoury: Luisant Military man.
  • Lajos Baroti: Hungarian footballer (d. 2005).
  • Fumio Hayasaka: Japanese composer (d. 1955).
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Famous Deaths:
  • German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • German fleet bombs English coast
  • Harris Theater (Candler, Coan & Harris) opens at 226 W 42nd St, New York City

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  1. Fourth of July at Pumpkin Center - Cal Stewart
  2. Love's Melody - Prince's Orchestra

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