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Wednesday 27 September 1916

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vittorio Mussolini and Samuel S Stratton. The Mutiny of the Bounty, directed by Raymond Longford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Devil's Needle

Directed by: Chester Withey

Starring: Tully Marshall, Norma Talmadge, Marguerite Marsh

Country: United States

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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken

Country: United States

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Flirting with Fate

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 September 1916 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
  • Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees
  • Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Hill and Dale - Fred Van Eps
  2. Prince's Orchestra - The Missouri Waltz
  3. If I Knock the L Out of Kelly - Marguerite Farrell

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

  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1134
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1133
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1132


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

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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When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

When A Man's A Man By Harold Bell Wright

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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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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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