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Monday 25 December 1916, Christmas

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ahmed Ben Bella and Daniel Devoto. Az ezredes, directed by Mihály Kertész, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Just David 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 ?

Joan the Woman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Country: United States

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Stuart Paton

Starring: Allen Holubar, Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton

Country: United States

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King Lear

Directed by: Ernest C. Warde

Starring: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey

Country: United States

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American Aristocracy

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1916 ?

  • 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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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Columbia Mixed Quartet
  2. The Sunshine of Your Smile - John McCormack
  3. Chantique De Noel (Holy Night) - Enrico Caruso

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

  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1147
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1146
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1145


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

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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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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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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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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