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Friday 25 December 1914, Christmas

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alziro Zarur and James Muir Cameron Fletcher. Time Lock No. 776, directed by Hal Reid, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: James Kirkwood

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon

Country: United States

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The Bargain

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: William S. Hart, J. Frank Burke, Clara Williams

Country: United States

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Tillie's Punctured Romance

Directed by: Mack Sennett

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand

Country: United States

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The New Wizard of Oz

Directed by: L. Frank Baum

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc

Country: United States

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The Virginian

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Horace B. Carpenter, Cecilia de Mille

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1914 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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  • Legendary / unofficial Christmas Truce takes place (Brits & Germans)
  • World War I: Known as the Christmas truce, German and British troops on the Western Front temporarily cease fire.

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The High Cost of Loving - Elida Morris

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1914?

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1043
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1042
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1041


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By: Eleanor H. Porter

Chatty, idealistic Pollyanna can always find something to be glad about. Even when the newly orphaned girl has to live with her cold, unloving Aunt Polly, she remains full of hope and joy.

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T. Tembarom

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

T. Tembarom is the 1913 novel by the famous author of The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson, Burnett. The Story concerns a New York newsie just coming of age as he is called to ...

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The Eyes of the World

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic fiction novel by Harold Bell Wright, featuring a maiden in distress, an artist, a hero, and several secrets.

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The Fortunate Youth

By: William J. Locke

Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses.

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