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Thursday 25 May 1916

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Virginia Ginny Simms and André Devigny. Arsene Lupin, directed by George Loane Tucker, 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 ?

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 May 1916 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Virginia Ginny Simms: Actress / singer (Kay Kyser Band).
  • André Devigny: French soldier and member of the Résistance, awarded the title of 'Compagnon de la Libération' (English: Companion of the Liberation).
  • Brian Dickson: Canadian captain lawyer and politician 15th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1998).
  • Giuseppe Tosi: Italian discus thrower (d. 1981).
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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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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


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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The Real Adventure

By: Henry Kitchell Webster

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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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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