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Monday 23 October 1916

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Romeo and Juliet, directed by J. Gordon Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Seventeen by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 1916 ?

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Ireland Must be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There - Charles Harrison
  2. Dear Old Dreamy Honolulu Town - Peerless Quartet
  3. Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love in Honolulu) - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1138
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1137
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1136


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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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Life and Gabriella

By: Ellen Glasgow

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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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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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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