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Saturday 22 August 1914

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jack Dunphy and Connie Gay. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while The Inside of the Cup by Winston Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Florida Enchantment

Directed by: Sidney Drew

Starring: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent

Country: United States

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell

Country: United States

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The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet

Country: United States

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The King of the Beggars

Starring: Grete Berger, Carl Clewing, Jean Ducret

Country: United States

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Directed by: Giovanni Pastrone

Starring: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1914 ?

  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jack Dunphy: American author and playwright (d. 1992).
  • Connie Gay: American businessman co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (d. 1989).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Raffenel: French General (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies in battle.
  • Rondoney: French General (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies in battle.
  • Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi: Italian religious figure (Born 1859).
  • Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny and Virton
  • German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
  • Von Ludendorff and von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia
  • World War I: in Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1914 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Prince's Orchestra - Love's Melody
  2. Fourth of July at Pumpkin Center - Cal Stewart

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  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1025
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1024
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1023


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

The Inside of the Cup

By: Winston Churchill

With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called the Middle West,—a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of ...

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T. Tembarom

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

T. Tembarom is the 1913 novel by the famous author of The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson, Burnett. The Story concerns a New York newsie just coming of age as he is called to ...

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The Fortunate Youth

By: William J. Locke

Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses.

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The Eyes of the World

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic fiction novel by Harold Bell Wright, featuring a maiden in distress, an artist, a hero, and several secrets.

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