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Wednesday 1 July 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul Hardy and Peter Anders. I promessi sposi, directed by Mario Morais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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I promessi sposi

Directed by: Mario Morais

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Maria Marten

Directed by: William Haggar

Starring: Violet Haggar, Walter Haggar

Country: United States

Los carreros

Directed by: Eugene Py

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

Country: United States

The Pupa Changes Into a Butterfly

Starring: Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen

Country: United States

Resa Stockholm-Göteborg genom Göta och Trollhätte kanaler

Starring: Henny Porten

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Happy Days March - Arthur Pryor's Band
  2. Bon-Bon Buddy - Billy Murray
  3. Love Me and the World is Mine - Haydn Quartet
  4. Kiss Duet (Sweetest Maid of All) - Harry Macdonough & Elise Stevenson
  5. As Long as the World Rolls On - Henry Burr

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Books

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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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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

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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 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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