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Wednesday 24 May 1916

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Porfirio Martinez Penaloza and Guy Thomas. Sherlock Holmes, directed by Arthur Berthelet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

Movies

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

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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Civilization

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May

Country: United States

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The End of the World

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Moritz Bielawski, Alf Blutecher, Johanne Fritz-Petersen

Country: United States

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Hoodoo Ann

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, William H. Brown

Country: United States

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Hell's Hinges

Directed by: Charles Swickard

Starring: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1916 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker.
  • Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname.
  • French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Wake Up, America! - James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler)
  2. The Old Refrain - John McCormack
  3. She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Charles Harrison
  4. She's the Daughter of Mother Machree - Manuel Romain

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1116
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1115
  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1114

Books

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

When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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Seventeen

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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Just David

By: Eleanor H. Porter

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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