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Saturday 17 October 1908

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Hamilton and Hjördis Petterson. En färd på Kinda kanal, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

En färd på Kinda kanal

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Incident from Don Quixote

Directed by: Georges Mlis

Starring: Nobuchika Nakano

Country: United States

Et folkesagn

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

A Mala Sinistra

Directed by: Antnio Leal

Starring: Joo de Deus

Country: United States

The Reconciliation

Directed by: James Williamson

Starring: Vladimir Davydov, V. Garlin, A. Novinskij

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Catherine Hamilton: Scottish noted family, adoptive mother/natural grandmother of murderer/ suicide Thomas Watt Hamilton of Dunblane school massacre.
  • Hjördis Petterson: Swedish actress (d. 1988).
  • Red Rolfe: American baseball player coach and manager (d. 1969).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1908 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Edward Meeker

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

Originally published in 1908. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.

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The Barrier

By: Rex Beach

A Classic.... Many men were in debt to the trader at Flambeau, and many counted him as a friend. The latter never reasoned why, except that he had done them favors, and in the North that counts for much.

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

By: John Fox, Jr.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909.

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The Lure of the Mask

By: Harold MacGrath

The story opens with a jump--literally. A young New Yorker, rich, of course, hears from his window on a night of fog and mist a woman's voice singing divinely.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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