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Tuesday 12 November 1940

1940-11-12

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Fantasia, directed by Leopold Stokowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Fantasia

Directed by: Leopold Stokowski

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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North West Mounted Police

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard

Country: United States

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Christmas in July

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn

Country: United States

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The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 November 1940 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jurgen Todenhofer: German politician.
  • Ria Lubbers: Wife of Dutch Premier Ruud Lubbers.
  • Michel Audet: Canadian economist and politician.
  • Jürgen Todenhöfer: German judge and politician.
  • Donald Wuerl: American ecclesiastic; Bishop Wuerl of Pittsburgh upholds the beliefs and principles of the Catholic Church but decried its secrecy during the sex abuse scandals of the early 2000s, and called for more openness and involvement of laypeople.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Blizzard strikes midwestern US, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes).

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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1940?

  • Life: Michigans Tom Harmon
  • Time: Marine Corps Commandant
  • Life: Voters rally

Books

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

As a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie. Mrs. Miniver's adventures have charmed millions. This edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the book's orginal publication in the U.S.,

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Ernest Hemingwa

For Whom the Bell Tolls 1940 FIRST

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