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Sunday 31 January 1915

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Merton and Bobby Hackett. The Goose Girl, directed by Frederick Thomson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915 while Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: W.W. Young

Starring: Viola Savoy, Herbert Rice

Country: United States

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A Fool There Was

Directed by: Frank Powell

Starring: Edward Jos, Theda Bara, Runa Hodges

Country: United States

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Directed by: James Kirkwood

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon

Country: United States

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The Bargain

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: William S. Hart, J. Frank Burke, Clara Williams

Country: United States

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Tillie's Punctured Romance

Directed by: Mack Sennett

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1915 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Thomas Merton: French-American writer, poet, monk, mystic and social critic who inspired and touched many 20th century minds and hearts.
  • Bobby Hackett: American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 1976).
  • John Profumo: president (Toynbee Hall).
  • William Crosbie: artist.
  • Alan Lomax: American historian author and scholar (d. 2002).
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  • 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
  • WWI: Germany's first large-scale use of poison gas as a weapon occurs when 18,000 artillery shells containing liquid xylyl bromide tear gas are fired on the Imperial Russian Army on the Rawka River west of Warsaw during the Battle of Bolimov however, freezing temperatures prevent it being effective.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1915 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. He's a Rag Picker - Peerless Quartet
  2. Chinatown, My Chinatown - Grace Kerns & John Barnes Wells
  3. Poor Pauline - Arthur Fields

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  • Science: Science vol. 41 issue 1048
  • Science: Science vol. 41 issue 1047
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Michael O'Halloran

By: Gene Stratton Porter

Michael O'Halloran By Gene Stratton-Porter

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The Turmoil

By: Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington is one of an elite group of only three writers who have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature more than once. The novel The Turmoil is the first entry in the 'Growth' trilogy of books that focus ...

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K Mary

By: Roberts Rinehart

Ms Rinehart is considered the American Agatha Christie. She is the author of the phrase "the butler did it". Rinehart has written hundreds of short stories, plays, travelogues and

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A Far Country

By: Winston Churchill

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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