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Wednesday 1 January 1908, NewYear’s Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kinue Hitoma and du Merle. Barberaren i Sevilla, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Barberaren i Sevilla

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

Country: United States

Trallala Lied

Directed by: Fritzi Massary

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

Country: United States

The Reg Girl

Directed by: Florence Lawrence

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

Country: United States

Hiawatha

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

Country: United States

La toile d'araignée merveilleuse

Directed by: Georges Mlis

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 January 1908 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Kinue Hitoma: Japan -- 800m runner (1928 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • du Merle: Toulon Military man.
  • Bill Tapia: American singer and guitarist (d. 2011).
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Facts:
  • 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
  • For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
  • Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (83 and 28).

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Messiah: Every Valley Shall be Exalted - Harry Macdonough
  2. Two Blue Eyes (Two Little Baby Shoes) - Byron G. Harlan
  3. Take Me Back to New York Town - Billy Murray
  4. The Bully - May Irwin
  5. You've Got to Love Me a Lot - Ada Jones & Len Spencer

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Books

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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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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

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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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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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