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Tuesday 29 August 1916

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Leo Horn and Jean Hébey. Dare ga sode otôkichi, directed by Matsunosuke Onoe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916 while Seventeen by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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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Civilization

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 29 August 1916 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
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Facts:
  • Transportship Hsin-Yu and cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die
  • US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
  • Von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German Chief of Staff
  • The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • September ndash Bulgaria takes Dobruja from Romania.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. I Can Dance with Everybody but my Wife - Joseph Cawthorn
  2. My Dreamy China Lady - Lyric Quartet

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

  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1130
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1129
  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1128

Books

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

Seventeen

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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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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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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