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Movie history events from 1919

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

Walter Collins born. (Changeling)

The last double-fault final-play elimination in a Dodgeball tournament. (Helsinki, Finland) (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)

The Dolly Sisters reunite for one final performance as part of an All Star Benefit for The Actors' Guild at the Manhattan Opera House. (New York) (The Dolly Sisters)

Seven Chicago White Sox players throw the World Series - Shoeless Joe Jackson's involvement is never proved. (Field of Dreams)

Frederico 'Freddy' Corleone born. (The Godfather)

James Allen comes home from World War I to find a struggling economy. He has a hard time frinding the various jobs he had before the war. He accidentally becomes involved with a robbery and is sentenced to a Southern chain gain. Allen escapes and heads up to CHicago. He becomes a successful in the construction business, but his properitor, Marie Woods, learns of his secrets, she blackmails him into an unhappy marriage. Allen falls in love with Helen. In return for Allens' proposal to a divorce, Marie turns him in to the authorities.Allen is once again sent to a chain gang. There he escapes again. The hardened Allen avoids several manhunts and makes his way up North where he becomes a tax consultant. The film portrays the harsh conditions of the Southern Chain gangs. Three weeks after the films' release, Gerogian authoraties learn of his wherebouts and arrest him as a fugutive. The then New Jersey govenor refused to extradict him. The film was successful in prion reform. By 1937 Georgia outlawed its chain gangs. Burns returns to Goeogia in 1945 to have his sentence revokes and civil liberties restored. The film itsef was banned in Georgia. (various locations) (I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang)

Mel Stein is born. (Los Angeles, CA) (I Love You, Man)

Penny Rose Mansfield is born. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

The Opera Populaire's public auction, inc. Lot 666, the chandelier in pieces; Raoul buys the music box for Christine's grave where the Phantom places her engagement ring. (Paris) (The Phantom of the Opera)

Lyle Straight born. (The Straight Story)

The Donahues perform "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'" at a vaudeville theater. With their very young son, they are The Three Donahues. (There's No Business Like Show Business)

January: The Irish War of Independence is fought against the United Kingdom. (Ireland) (Michael Collins)

Sunday 13th April: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was named after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar where, on April 13, 1919, 90 British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened fire on a peaceful religious gathering of Sikh men, women and children. The firing lasted for 10 to 15 minutes, until they ran out of ammunition. (Amritsar, India) (Rang De Basanti)

Saturday 3rd May: Emil Gower receives a telegram informing him that his son has died from influenza. (It's a Wonderful Life)

Friday 16th May: Liberace is born. (West Allis, Wisconsin) (Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein)

Wednesday 18th June: An American abroad in China, Allen Turner, is urgently summoned home to the U.S. by his father, forcing him to make the difficult decision to leave behind his pregnant Chinese wife, Lotus Flower. (China) (The Toll of the Sea)

Saturday 28th June: Harry S. Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. (Independence, Missouri) (MacArthur)

Tuesday 15th July: Iris Murdoch is born. (Dublin, Ireland) (Iris)

Friday 1st August: Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer puts J. Edgar Hoover in charge of the General Intelligence Division. (Washington, D.C. ) (J. Edgar)

Saturday 9th August: Ralph Houk is born. (Lawrence, Kansas) (61*)

Tuesday 19th August: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson appears personally before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to argue in favor of its ratification of the Versailles Treaty, the peace settlement that ended the First World War. (Wilson)

October: The Chicago White Sox conspire to throw the World Series. (Eight Men Out)

Wednesday 1st October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 1 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Eight Men Out)

Thursday 2nd October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 2 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Eight Men Out)

Friday 3rd October: Chicago White Sox win Game 3 of World Series. (Chicago, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)

Saturday 4th October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 4 of World Series. (Chicago, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)

Monday 6th October: Chicago White Sox lose Game 5 of World Series. (Chicago, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)

Tuesday 7th October: Chicago White Sox win Game 6 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Eight Men Out)

Wednesday 8th October: Chicago White Sox win Game 7 of World Series. (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Eight Men Out)

Thursday 9th October: Chicago White Sox lose 8th and final game of 1919 World Series. (Chicago, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)

Friday 10th October: Harold Abrahams meets Aubrey Montague at their first day at Caius College. (Cambridge) (Chariots of Fire)

December: Harry Bailey drowns while sledging, or is saved by his brother George, timeline-dependent. (Bedford Falls, New York) (It's a Wonderful Life)

Friday 12th December: Tristan writes to Susannah telling her how he has become a hunter and that she should marry another man. (Legends of the Fall)


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