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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 August 2017.

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Grown Ups 2 directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love. directed by Glenn Ficarra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

The Other Guys directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2010.

2009

Julie & Julia directed by Nora Ephron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Duggar. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's. The Bourne Ultimatum, directed by Paul Greengrass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2007.

2006

John Tucker Must Die directed by Betty Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Wedding Crashers directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2003

American Wedding directed by Jesse Dylan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Oona Laurence. In that special week people in US were listening to Hot In Herre by Nelly. Signs, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Autumn Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny's Child. The Others, directed by Alejandro Amenbar, 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 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Clayton Bloemke. In UK Rock DJ by Robbie Williams was in the top 5 hits. Hollow Man, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mel Joy. In that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, 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 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Paia Lee. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, 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 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ke Jie. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Good Burger, directed by Brian Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Simone Manuel. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, 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 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kristaps Porzingis. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Waterworld, directed by Kevin Reynolds, 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 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Laura Pigossi. In that special week people in US were listening to Stay by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories. The Mask, directed by Charles Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cassidy Gifford. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. Robin Hood: Men in Tights, directed by Mel Brooks, 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 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charli XCX. Death Becomes Her, directed by Robert Zemeckis, 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 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Evander Kane. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Return to the Blue Lagoon, directed by William A. Graham, 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 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Skylar Diggins. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, 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 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Priscilla (French singer). In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, 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 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nayer . In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, 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 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Laura Tanguy. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, 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 August 1987.

1986

Howard the Duck directed by Willard Huyck was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Harry Smith (wrester). In that special week people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, 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 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Brandon Browner. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, 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 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Nick Diaz. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Krull, directed by Peter Yates, 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 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Hélder Postiga. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Night Shift, directed by Ron Howard, 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 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Emelianenko. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, 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 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nadia Bjorlin. The Final Countdown, directed by Don Taylor, 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 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Susanne Bormann. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. The Amityville Horror, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, 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 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Natashia Williams. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You by The Rolling Stones. Interiors, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Edward Furlong. In UK I Feel Love by Donna Summer was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sam Worthington. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, 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 August 1976.

1975

Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Angel Boris. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Flesh Gordon, directed by Michael Benveniste, 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 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include George Zidek. In that special week people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, 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 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jacinda Barrett. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Deliverance, directed by John Boorman, 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 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Alice Evans. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. The Omega Man, directed by Boris Sagal, 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 August 1971.

1970

The Swimming Pool directed by Jacques Deray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Cedric Ceballos. In that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bridgid Coulter. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, 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 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Krickstein. In that special week people in US were listening to Light My Fire by The Doors. In the Heat of the Night, directed by Norman Jewison, 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 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Rosalie van Breemen. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Batman, directed by Leslie H. Martinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sola Akingbola. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Ipcress File, directed by Sidney J. Furie, 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 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Mary-Louise Parker. In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kuba Wojewódzki. In that special week people in US were listening to So Much In Love by The Tymes. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, 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 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Stevenson. In that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, 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 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Cold 187um. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Mysterious Island, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linda Fratianne. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, 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 August 1960.

1959

The Tingler directed by William Castle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1959.

1958

The Fly directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Butch Vig. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Reform School Girl, directed by Edward Bernds, 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 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include David Otwell. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Muriel Robin. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. The Naked Street, directed by Maxwell Shane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Sammy McIlroy. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1954.

1953

The War of the Worlds directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alain Giresse. Sudden Fear, directed by David Miller, 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 August 1952.

1951

Oliver Twist directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Furies directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

In the Good Old Summertime directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Key Largo directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1948.

1947

Possessed directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Black Angel directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Christmas in Connecticut directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1945.

1944

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best seller of 1944.

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

1943

This Is the Army directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Pride of the Yankees directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Shepherd of the Hills directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1941.

1940

They Drive by Night directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1940.

1939

Beau Geste directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Slaves in Bondage directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1937.

1936

Mary of Scotland directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The 39 Steps directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1935.

1934

The Star Packer directed by R.N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1934.

1933

Baby Face directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter O'Toole. The Hurricane Express, directed by J.P. McGowan, 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 August 1932.

1931

Night Nurse directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1931.

1930

For the Defense directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1930.

1929

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best seller of 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Malcolm Hilton. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1928.

1927

Tartuffe directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1927.

1926

So This Is Paris directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1926.

1925

Sally of the Sawdust directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1925.

1924

Manhandled directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1924.

1923

Little Old New York directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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1922

Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1922.

1921

The Conquering Power directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louis Pauwels. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, 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.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1920.

1919

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

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1919.

1918

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best seller of 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1917.

1916

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1915.

1914

The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1914.

1913

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

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1913.

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

The White Slave Trade directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 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

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 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

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1901.