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Tuesday 31 May 1921

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alida Valli and Robert Arthur Ley. Carmen, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921 while The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Leopold von Ledebur

Country: United States

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Anna Boleyn

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann

Country: United States

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Dream Street

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Carol Dempster, Charles Emmett Mack, Ralph Graves

Country: United States

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher

Country: United States

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Directed by: Rex Ingram

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1921 ?

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alida Valli: Italian actress, internationally known, born in Pola, Italy, in a region now belonging to Croatia.
  • Robert Arthur Ley: United Kingdom -- Sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X).
  • Andrew Grima: British jeweller.
  • Edna Doré: English actress (d. 2014).
  • Howard Reig: American radio and television announcer (d. 2008).
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  • Suffy McInnis (first base) begins an errorless string of 1,700 chances.
  • Tulsa Race Riot: A civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, the official death toll is 39, but recent investigations suggest the actual toll may be much higher.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Just Snap Your Fingers at Care - Nora Bayes
  2. Home Again Blues - Frank Crumit

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

  • Science: Science vol. 53 issue 1378
  • Science: Science vol. 53 issue 1377
  • Science: Science vol. 53 issue 1376


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

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 Valley of Silent Men

By: James Oliver Curwood

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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The Brimming Cup

By: Dorothy Canfield

This volume features six novels by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century, and a strong supporter of women's rights, racial equality, and lifelong education.

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