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Saturday 1 February 1908

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gene Sheldon and Albie Booth. Jeppe paa bjerget, directed by Viggo Larsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Jeppe paa bjerget

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Barberaren i Sevilla

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

Country: United States

La fiancée du gladiateur

Directed by: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Soga kyodai kariba no akebono

Directed by: Shokichi Umeya

Starring: Felice Minotti

Country: United States

Trallala Lied

Directed by: Fritzi Massary

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1908 ?

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carlos I: King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44.
  • King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Under Any Old Flag at All - Billy Murray

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

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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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 Barrier

By: Rex Beach

The Barrier by Rex Beach (c. 1908 Blue Hardcover with gold color lettered spine.)

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The Shuttle

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Shuttle is a 1907 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, republished in 2007 by Persephone Books. One of Burnett's longer and more complicated books for adults, it deals with themes of intermarriages between wealthy American heiresses and impoverished British nobles.

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