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Wednesday 27 August 1913

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arthur Benfield and Donald McKenzie MacKinnon. Tess of the D'Urbervilles, directed by J. Searle Dawley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913 while Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Directed by: J. Searle Dawley

Starring: Minnie Maddern Fiske, Raymond Bond, David Torrence

Country: United States

From Dusk to Dawn

Directed by: Frank E. Wolfe

Starring: Clarence Darrow

Country: United States

The Student of Prague

Directed by: Stellan Rye

Starring: Paul Wegener, John Gottowt, Grete Berger

Country: United States

The Last Bohemian

Directed by: Kertész Mihály

Starring: Antal Nyray, Elemr Thury, Bla Bodonyi

Country: United States

The Last Days of Pompeii

Directed by: Mario Caserini

Starring: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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Facts:
  • Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1913 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. With All Her Faults, I Love Her Still - Will Oakland

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Magazine Covers

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  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 973
  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 972
  • Science: Science vol. 38 issue 971

Books

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

Heart of the Hills

By: John Fox, Jr.

First published in 1913, The Heart of the Hills is the last novel completed by John Fox Jr. and the final piece in his mountain trilogy.

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The Amateur Gentleman

By: Jeffrey Farnol

One of a series from the English author who, known for his many romantic novels and swashbucklers, founded the Regency romantic genre with Georgette Heyer

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V.V.'s Eyes

By: Henry Sydnor Harrison

Henry Sydnor Harrison was an American novelist, born in Sewanee, Tenn.

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The Judgment House

By: Gilbert Parker

The Judgment House is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Gilbert Parker is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition.

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