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Wednesday 24 December 1919, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carl Hoffman and Pierre Soulages. When the Clouds Roll by, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919 while The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

When the Clouds Roll by

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Albert MacQuarrie, Kathleen Clifford

Country: United States

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The Greatest Question

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Ralph Graves

Country: United States

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Victory

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Male and Female

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton

Country: United States

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Blind Husbands

Directed by: Erich Stroheim

Starring: Sam De Grasse, Francelia Billington, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1919 ?

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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carl Hoffman: American military man, a career Marine who rose to the ranks of Major General.
  • Pierre Soulages: French painter who was one of the most important of a group of abstract artists out of Paris who came into prominence after WW II.
  • Qateel Shifai: Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 2001).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1919 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody - Sam Ash
  2. Roses of Picardy - John McCormack

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1919?

  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1303
  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1302
  • Science: Science vol. 50 issue 1301

Books

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

The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

Reflecting Conrad's genius for narrative that focuses on the quest for inner truths, The Arrow of Gold is an exploration of the dangerous appetites of men and of human vulnerability, as well as a profound meditation on the emotional boundary ...

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The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

By: Ralph Connor

Ralph Connor was an acclaimed Presbyterian Church leader in Canada during the early 20th century, but today he is best known for being a novelist who wrote popular stories about the frontier.

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Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

The darkening storm of the first World War threatens to tear apart the lives of a group of friends. At the eye of the storm is Clayton Spencer, an ambitious businessman, who must risk everything to be with the woman ...

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