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Thursday 21 March 1918

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joe Carveth and Patrick J Lucey. Hearts of the World, directed by D.W. Griffith, 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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Movies

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

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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The Scarlet Car

Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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The Secret Game

Directed by: William C. de Mille

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 March 1918 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
  • World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
  • St. Nicholas of Flue
  • Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
  • China: Chunfen.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joe Carveth: NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in three seasons).
  • Patrick J Lucey: American politician.
  • Patrick Lucey: American politician and diplomat.
  • Charles Thompson: Ameircan jazz musician and arranger, the pianist and organist made his name as a soloist in the 1940s with Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Millinder, Illinois Jacquet.
  • Georges Vallat: Montpellier physician.
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Facts:
  • World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
  • The giant German cannon, the so-called Paris Gun, begins to shell Paris from away.
  • In London at the Wood Green Empire, Chung Ling Soo (William E Robinson, U.S.-born magician) dies during his trick where he is supposed to ampquotcatchampquot two separate bullets – but one of them perforates his lung. He dies the following morning in a hospital.
  • The Social Revolutionary Party declares Belarus independent Bolshevik armies soon crush them.
  • Belarus declares independence.

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Music Charts

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

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. Shannon Four - Hail! Hail! The Gangs All Here
  2. Liberty Loan March - Sousa's Band
  3. The Rainbow of Love - John McCormack
  4. When Yankee Doodle Learns to Parlez Vous Francais - Arthur Fields
  5. My Sunshine Jane - Sterling Trio
  6. Smile and Show Your Dimple - Sam Ash

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1211
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1210
  • Science: Science vol. 47 issue 1209

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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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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