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Sunday 19 May 1918

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alberto Bonucci and Abraham Pais. Old Wives for New, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Old Wives for New

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton

Country: United States

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed

Country: United States

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Hearts of the World

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina

Country: United States

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Tarzan of the Apes

Directed by: Scott Sidney

Starring: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman

Country: United States

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A Modern Musketeer

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 May 1918 ?

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
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Famous Deaths:
  • Raoul Lufbery: French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (Born 1885).
  • Washington's first Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1918 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I'll Take You Back to Italy - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  2. Some Day They're Coming Home Again - Nora Bayes
  3. Sweet Emmaline, My Gal - Mike Markel's Orchestra

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1918?

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1220
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1219
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1218


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

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

Excerpt from Love Letters of Bill to Mable Comprising Dere Mable: Thats Me All Over, Mable; Same Tmy food always runs He smokes cigarets something awful I poured some oil out of his lamp I even got mud in my ...

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By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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Oh, Money! Money!

By: Eleanor H. Porter

There was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot.

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