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Sunday 2 July 1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Albina du Boisrouvray and Barbara Colby. Bachelor Mother, directed by Garson Kanin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Bachelor Mother

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Five Came Back

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie

Country: United States

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Tarzan Finds a Son!

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield

Country: United States

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Inspector Hornleigh

Directed by: Eugene Forde

Starring: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Miki Hood

Country: United States

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Young Mr. Lincoln

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 July 1939 ?

  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
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Famous Deaths:
  • The 1st World Science Fiction Convention opens in New York City.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
  • Lou Gehrig gives his last public speech, following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In it, he says, ampquotToday, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.ampquot
  • The Neuengamme concentration camp becomes autonomous.

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By: Daphne du Maurier

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young ...

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By: Ethel Vance

This vintage September, 1939 book, published by Little, Brown and Company, is a stated first edition. Synopsis The time is the late '30s before World War II. Emmy Ritter, an actress who had fled to America, foolishly returns to Nazi ...

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Disputed Passage

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

IT was two o'clock in the afternoon of the last Thursday in September, opening day of the autumn term. The weather was unseasonably sultry, and the air in Dr Milton (Tubby) Forrester's

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...

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