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Wednesday 24 December 1913, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Karl Michael and Henri Lacombe. A Lady of Quality, directed by J. Searle Dawley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913 while Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Marcantonio e Cleopatra

Directed by: Enrico Guazzoni

Starring: Ida Carloni Talli, Bruto Castellani, Matilde Di Marzio

Country: United States

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David Copperfield

Directed by: Thomas Bentley

Starring: Reginald Sheffield, Len Bethel, Alma Taylor

Country: United States

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Traffic in Souls

Directed by: George Loane Tucker

Starring: Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, William H. Turner

Country: United States

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The Debt of Honor

Starring: Ren Navarre, Georges Melchior, Luitz-Morat

Country: United States

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The Last Days of Pompeii

Directed by: Mario Caserini

Starring: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1913 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Facts:
  • In the Italian Hall Disaster, seventy-three men, women, and children are trampled to death when someone falsely yells quotfirequot at a crowded Christmas party.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1913 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Come on Over Here - Billy Murray & Helen Clark

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1913?

  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 990
  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 989
  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 988

Books

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

Heart of the Hills

By: John Fox, Jr.

First published in 1913, The Heart of the Hills is the last novel completed by John Fox Jr. and the final piece in his mountain trilogy.

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V.V.'s Eyes

By: Henry Sydnor Harrison

Henry Sydnor Harrison was an American novelist, born in Sewanee, Tenn.

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The Amateur Gentleman

By: Jeffrey Farnol

One of a series from the English author who, known for his many romantic novels and swashbucklers, founded the Regency romantic genre with Georgette Heyer

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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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