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Saturday 29 August 1914

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jules Joire and Pierre Matras. The Call of the North, directed by Oscar Apfel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914 while The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Florida Enchantment

Directed by: Sidney Drew

Starring: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent

Country: United States

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald

Starring: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Raymond Russell

Country: United States

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The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet

Country: United States

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The King of the Beggars

Starring: Grete Berger, Carl Clewing, Jean Ducret

Country: United States

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Directed by: Giovanni Pastrone

Starring: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1914 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jules Joire: French military aviator in World War II, a sub-lieutenant, awarded the title of 'Compagnon de la Libération' (English: Companion of the Liberation).
  • Pierre Matras: Valence Military man.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Machagovsky: Russian General (Tannenberg), dies in battle.
  • 4th day of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, General Martos caught
  • Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal
  • Battle at St. Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. You Planted a Rose in the Garden of Love - Henry Burr

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

  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1026
  • Science: Science vol. 40 issue 1025
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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The Inside of the Cup

By: Winston Churchill

With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called the Middle West,—a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of ...

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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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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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