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Monday 20 May 1918

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Lewis . Old Wives for New, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918 while The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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 20 May 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Edward Lewis: American biologist geneticist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004).
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Facts:
  • The small town of Codell, Kansas is hit for the third year in a row by a tornado. Coincidentally, all three tornadoes hit on May 20, 1916, 1917, and 1918 respectively.

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Music Charts

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

Books

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

The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

The Tree of Heaven draws upon Sinclair’s experiences in the First World War. Concerned with the Harrisoon family, it follows the three children, Michael, Nicky, and Dorothy, as they grow up in the 1900s and face the war as young ...

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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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Greatheart

By: Ethel M. Dell

Greatheart By Ethel M. Dell

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

In her day, Mary Roberts Rinehart was known as the "American Agatha Christie," which is quite a sign of respect given that Christie is one of the greatest mystery writers in history.

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