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Friday 23 July 1920

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amália Rodrigues and Malcolm Hughes. La Vénus d'Arles, directed by Georges Denola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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Directed by: Holger-Madsen

Starring: Gunnar Tolns, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam

Country: United States

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The Flapper

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton

Country: United States

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Terror Island

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee

Country: United States

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Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Louise Glaum, Irving Cummings, Peggy Pearce

Country: United States

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The Idol Dancer

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Clarine Seymour, Creighton Hale

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1920 ?

  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
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  • British East Africa renamed Kenya and becomes a British crown colony
  • Arthur Meighen becomes Canada's ninth prime minister.
  • Battle of Maysalun: The French defeat the Syrian army.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1920 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Enrico Caruso - Love Me or Not
  2. Alabama Moon - Hawaiian Trio

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1920?

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1334
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The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

The River's End by James Curwood. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. This is a classic tale loved by many for generations and is a great addition to any collection.

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A Man for the Ages

By: Irving Bacheller

Addison Irving Bacheller (September 26, 1859 – February 24, 1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States.

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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