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Tuesday 21 November 1916

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alan Noonan and Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach. American Aristocracy, directed by Lloyd Ingraham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

American Aristocracy

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima

Country: United States

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The Return of Draw Egan

Directed by: William S. Hart

Starring: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim

Country: United States

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The Devil's Needle

Directed by: Chester Withey

Starring: Tully Marshall, Norma Talmadge, Marguerite Marsh

Country: United States

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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken

Country: United States

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Flirting with Fate

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 November 1916 ?

  • Also see November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Hello Day
  • Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh
  • R.C. Saints - Presentation of Mary
  • World Television Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alan Noonan: American UFO enthusiast who claims to be The Messiah, the one who has made many trips to Venus and contacts flying saucers by mental telepathy.
  • Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach: Dutch / US / Spanish actress (In Pyama).
  • Sid Luckman: American football player and soldier (d. 1998).
  • Jadu Singh: Indian soldier (d. 1948).
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Famous Deaths:
  • World War I: A mine explodes and sinks HMHS Britannic in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1916 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Hallelujah Chorus - Reginald McAll
  2. Cradle Song 1915 - John McCormack
  3. There's a Little Bit of Bad in Every Good Little Girl - Billy Murray

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  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1142
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1141
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1140


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

The Real Adventure

By: Henry Kitchell Webster

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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By: Booth Tarkington

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams.

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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war, told from the perspective of a father rather than combatants, but no less revealing.

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