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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2017.

2015

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2015.

2014

Divergent directed by Neil Burger was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2014.

2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2013.

2011

Insidious directed by James Wan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2011.

2010

Famous people born on this day include Manon Bousquet-Manaudou. In that special week people in US were listening to Rude Boy by Rihanna. Clash of the Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. 1022 Evergreen Place: A Cedar Cove Novel by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2010.

2009

I Love You, Man directed by John Hamburg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2009.

2007

Hot Fuzz directed by Edgar Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2007.

2006

Inside Man directed by Spike Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2006.

2005

Mughal-E-Azam directed by K. Asif was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2005.

2003

Phone Booth directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2003.

2002

Panic Room directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Jackson Beamer. In UK What Took You So Long? by Emma Bunton was in the top 5 hits. Blow, directed by Ted Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2001.

2000

Romeo Must Die directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Reynolds. In that special week people in US were listening to Believe by Cher. Following, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include NikasInnerBeauty . In UK My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Wild Things, directed by John McNaughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1998.

1997

Liar Liar directed by Tom Shadyac was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sam Boggs. In UK Firestarter by The Prodigy was in the top 5 hits. The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Abdou Nef. In UK Back For Good by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Tommy Boy, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1995.

1994

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult directed by Peter Segal was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Amina Blue. In that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. Fire in the Sky, directed by Robert Lieberman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sammi Kraft. In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. White Men Can't Jump, directed by Ron Shelton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Quavo Marshall. In that special week people in US were listening to Coming Out Of The Dark by Gloria Estefan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Miralem Pjanic. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dayne. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tiara Hodge. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Castle in the Sky, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ellen Adarna. In that special week people in US were listening to Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson. Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Pablo Aguilar. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Drew Van Acker. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Money Pit, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Stephane Lambiel. In that special week people in US were listening to One More Night by Phil Collins. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, directed by Jerry Paris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Nora Barta. In that special week people in US were listening to Footloose by Kenny Loggins. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Felix Borja. In that special week people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. The Meaning of Life, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Péroline Garino. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Bethany Joy. In that special week people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. Thief, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adam Fleming. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. The Changeling, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Mehmet Göker. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1979.

1978

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1978.

1977

The Eagle Has Landed directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thierry Lincou. In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits. Robin and Marian, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Deedee Magno. In UK If by Telly Savalas was in the top 5 hits. Escape to Witch Mountain, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hakan Hellstrom. In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits. Dark Star, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Tine Wittler. In that special week people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence. Sisters, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Graham Hood. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jenny Craig. In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Waterloo, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jerry Reynolds. In that special week people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. The Sicilian Clan, directed by Henri Verneuil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Yj Nagata. In that special week people in US were listening to Dizzy by Tommy Roe. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding. 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Greg Camp. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1967.

1966

Frankie and Johnny directed by Frederick de Cordova was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Rodney King. In UK It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Major Dundee, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Pete Incaviglia in Pebble Beach. In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits. The Quick Gun, directed by Sidney Salkow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sia Barbi. In that special week people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Mark Shulman. In that special week people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares. Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1962.

1961

One-Eyed Jacks directed by Marlon Brando was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marie-Ange Nardi. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Please Don't Eat the Daisies, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Adrian Meagher. In that special week people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. Warlock, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Éric Besson. In UK Magic Moments by Perry Como was in the top 5 hits. The Young Lions, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Giuliana De Sio. In UK Young Love by Tab Hunter was in the top 5 hits. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1957.

1956

The Harder They Fall directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1956.

1955

Revenge of the Creature directed by Jack Arnold was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1955.

1954

Beat the Devil directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1954.

1953

Glen or Glenda directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Kent Massey. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1952.

1951

The Red Badge of Courage directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1951.

1950

Cheaper by the Dozen directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1950.

1949

The Set-Up directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1949.

1948

Paisan directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

The Farmer's Daughter directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1947.

1946

To Each His Own directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Linda Hunt in Morristown. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1945.

1944

Buffalo Bill directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1944.

1943

Cabin in the Sky directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1943.

1942

49th Parallel directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1942.

1941

The Sea Wolf directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

Rebecca directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Dodge City directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1939.

1938

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1938.

1937

Quality Street directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

The Great Ziegfeld directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1936.

1935

The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Death Takes a Holiday directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The Mind Reader directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean Favier. Scarface, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1932.

1931

The Bad Sister directed by Hobart Henley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

Free and Easy directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

Coquette directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph "Cardinal". The Trail of '98, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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1927

Long Pants directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Waxworks directed by Leo Birinsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Whirlpool of Fate directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Beau Brummel directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hugh Overton. Safety Last!, directed by Fred Neymeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 April 1923.

1922

The Man from Beyond directed by Burton L. King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Georges Monéger. Terror Island, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
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1919

Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1919.

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1918

The Blue Bird directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

A Tale of Two Cities directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

The End of the World directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

The Juggernaut directed by Ralph W. Ince was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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1914

The Mysterious X directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

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1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

Life and Passion of Christ directed by Ferdinand Zecca was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Springtime in the Park directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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