Saturday 21 August 1948
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Red River, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948
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Douglas Edwards with the News
Which were the important events of 21 August 1948 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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- Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1948?
- Life: Boy in straw hat
- Time: Premier and Defense Minister of Israel
- Life: Marlene Dietrich
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
This edition is cleanly formatted for easy reading. 12 point Garamond, 1.15 spacing. "The Big Fisherman" is a historical novel centered around Simon Peter, one of the twelve apostles.
Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.
Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.
Hilary Laurens, a young Episcopal priest about 1939, has recently returned to his hometown, somewhere in the American heartland. Upon receiving sudden word that his grandfather, the Bishop of that diocese and the only father he's known, has suddenly taken ...
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