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Tuesday 31 August 1920

US date format: 8/31/1920, UK date format: 31/8/1920

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 31, 1920). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gustavo Adolfo Palma and James Lanphier. Way Down East, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

Country: United States

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The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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High and Dizzy

Directed by: Hal Roach

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

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The Mollycoddle

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, Wallace Beery, Paul Burns

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Historical Events

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  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jens Oliver Lisberg: Faroese law student (Born 1896).
  • Wilhelm Wundt: German naturalist, medical doctor, psychologist and philosopher known as "the father of modern psychology.
  • Belgium starts paying old age pensions
  • Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air
  • The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Polish-Bolshevik War: a decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarow.

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Planetary positions on August 31, 1920 - Geocentric view

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