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Wednesday 31 August 1921

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Otis Pike and Raymond Williams. The Blot, directed by Lois Weber, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921 while Main Street by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Blot

Directed by: Lois Weber

Starring: Philip Hubbard, Margaret McWade, Claire Windsor

Country: United States

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The Three Musketeers

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Lon Bary, George Siegmann

Country: United States

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The Conquering Power

Directed by: Rex Ingram

Starring: Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Ralph Lewis

Country: United States

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The Golem

Directed by: Carl Boese

Starring: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrck, Ernst Deutsch

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Leopold von Ledebur

Country: United States

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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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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1921 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Song of India - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  2. St. Louis Blues - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  3. All By Myself - Frank Crumit
  4. Home Again Blues - Aileen Stanley

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1921?

  • Science: Science vol. 54 issue 1391
  • Science: Science vol. 54 issue 1390
  • Science: Science vol. 54 issue 1389


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

Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

The first of Sinclair Lewis’s great successes, Main Street shattered the sentimental American myth of happy small-town life with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his own unhappy childhood in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis’s sixth novel attacked the conformity and ...

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The Age of Innocence

By: Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D.

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The Sheik

By: Edith M. Hull

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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