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Wednesday 2 September 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Jo Allen . while Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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The Fight for Freedom

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Florence Auer, John G. Adolfi, Kate Bruce

Country: United States


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

Country: United States

Maria Marten

Directed by: William Haggar

Starring: Violet Haggar, Walter Haggar

Country: United States

I promessi sposi

Directed by: Mario Morais

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Los carreros

Directed by: Eugene Py

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 September 1908 ?

  • Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Sophia
  • Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
  • Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barbara Jo Allen: NYC, New York -- Actress (Ice Capades Revue, Rosie the Riveter).
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  • Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

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

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. Smarty - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  2. Il Trovatore - Ai Nostri Monti (Home to Our Mountains) - Enrico Caruso & Louise Homer
  3. I Want You - Henry Burr
  4. I Want to Be a Merry, Merry Widow - Ada Jones
  5. Red Wing Medley - Arthur Pryor's Band
  6. La Boheme - Quartetto: Addio, Dolce Svegliare (Farewell, Sweet Love) - Enrico Caruso & Geraldine Farrar & Antonio Scotti & Gina Viafora
  7. Bye Bye Dearie - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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The Barrier

By: Rex Beach

The Barrier by Rex Beach (c. 1908 Blue Hardcover with gold color lettered spine.)

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