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Wednesday 21 August 1918

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louis Rene and Billy Reay. The Great Love, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Great Love

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: George Fawcett, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron

Country: United States

Riddle Gawne

Directed by: William S. Hart

Starring: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

Iris

Directed by: Giuseppe de Liguoro

Starring: Eugenio de Liguoro, Camillo De Rossi, Irene-Saffo Momo

Country: United States

Mickey

Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Starring: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Wheeler Oakman

Country: United States

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

Directed by: Rex Wilson

Starring: Isobel Elsom, Owen Nares, James Lindsay

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Louis Rene: French physician and surgeon, a specialist in the digestive system.
  • Billy Reay: Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004).
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Facts:
  • World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  2. Belgian Rose - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
  3. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Harry Fox
  4. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Sam Ash

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1233
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1232
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1231

Books

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

Dere Mable

By: Edward Streeter

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts.

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the ...

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The Tree of Heaven

By: May Sinclair

May Sinclair was a 20th century British women rights activist and novelist who wrote dozens of works, from literary reviews to novels. She also wrote prose and poetry.

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