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Sunday 23 August 1914

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oskar Schwappacher and Gilbert Voyer. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while The Eyes of the World by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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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Atlantis

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Olaf Fnss, Ida Orloff, Ebba Thomsen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1914 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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Facts:
  • Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium
  • World War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.

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Music Charts

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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1914?

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

Books

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

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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Pollyanna

By: Eleanor H. Porter

Chatty, idealistic Pollyanna can always find something to be glad about. Even when the newly orphaned girl has to live with her cold, unloving Aunt Polly, she remains full of hope and joy.

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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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