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Saturday 21 December 1918

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Donald Regan and Kurt Waldheim. The Heart of Humanity, directed by Allen Holubar, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Heart of Humanity

Directed by: Allen Holubar

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Robert Anderson

Country: United States

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The Squaw Man

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Ann Little, Katherine MacDonald

Country: United States

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Judex

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Ren Crest, Musidora, Ren Poyen

Country: United States

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All Night

Directed by: Paul Powell

Starring: Carmel Myers, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Dorian

Country: United States

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Little Women

Directed by: Harley Knoles

Starring: Isabel Lamon, Dorothy Bernard, Lillian Hall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Donald Regan: American stockbroker, the President of Merrill Lynch in 1968, worth over $10 million by 1979.
  • Kurt Waldheim: Austrian President 1986-1992, lawyer and diplomat, who served as the fourth Secretary General of the United Nations 1972-1981.
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Facts:
  • Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore and Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell and Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters and $15,000

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. While You're Away (Pack Up Your Cares in a Bundle of Joy) - Peerless Quartet
  2. Cathedral Chimes - Prince's Orchestra
  3. New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Waltz of the Flowers

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1251
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1250
  • Science: Science vol. 48 issue 1249

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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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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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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