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2017

Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2017.

2016

The Beast by J.R. Ward was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2016.

2015

Inside Out directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2015.

2014

Power Play by Catherine Coulter was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2014.

2013

Despicable Me 2 directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2013.

2012

A Swedish Love Story directed by Roy Andersson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2012.

2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon directed by Michael Bay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2011.

2010

The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2010.

2009

My Sister's Keeper directed by Nick Cassavetes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2009.

2008

Hancock directed by Peter Berg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2008.

2007

Sunshine directed by Danny Boyle was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2007.

2006

The Devil Wears Prada directed by David Frankel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2006.

2005

War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2005.

2004

Spider-Man 2 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2004.

2003

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines directed by Jonathan Mostow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2003.

2002

Men in Black II directed by Barry Sonnenfeld was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Arianas Harrison. In that special week people in US were listening to U Remind Me by Usher. Scary Movie 2, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Time and Again by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK The Real Slim Shady by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. The Patriot, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2000.

1999

Wild Wild West directed by Barry Sonnenfeld was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Julia Gilman. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Armageddon, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Survival Of The Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Daniela Nieves. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Men in Black, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Post Malone. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Criss Cross, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Era Istrefi. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Judge Dredd, directed by Danny Cannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Julianna Rose. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Baby's Day Out, directed by Patrick Read Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Clinton Cave. In UK Dreams by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. The Firm, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Devil'S Heart by Carmen Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colby Boothman-Shepard. A League of Their Own, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Childhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ak Rositi. In that special week people in US were listening to Rush Rush by Paula Abdul. Boyz n the Hood, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Cristina Halpin. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard 2, directed by Renny Harlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Opticmidnite . In that special week people in US were listening to Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals. Do the Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Angelique Boyer. In that special week people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1988.

1987

Spaceballs directed by Mel Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ömer Aşık. In that special week people in US were listening to There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) by Billy Ocean. The Great Mouse Detective, directed by Ron Clements, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Rinalds Sirsniņš. In that special week people in US were listening to Sussudio by Phil Collins. Red Sonja, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Jaguar Woman by Lynn V. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Lui Calibre. In that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Conan the Destroyer, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Superior Women by Alice Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Ben Jorgensen American singer. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Twilight Zone: The Movie, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1983.

1982

The Secret of NIMH directed by Don Bluth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1982.

1981

Stripes directed by Ivan Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Max Elliott Slade. In that special week people in US were listening to Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney. Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Josh McCown. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Tatyana Jecmenica. In that special week people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Orri Dýrason. In that special week people in US were listening to Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day. Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Dark Lady by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova. To the Devil a Daughter, directed by Peter Sykes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Reinhard Davis. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain and Tennille. Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kellee Nicole Kattleman. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock The Boat by The Hues Corporation. Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Justin Ring. In that special week people in US were listening to Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Steve Giles. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1972.

1971

Walkabout directed by Nicolas Roeg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Andrei Cherkasov. In that special week people in US were listening to The Love You Save by The Jackson 5. Catch-22, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include David Wittman. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet by Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus. Death Rides a Horse, directed by Giulio Petroni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Derek Loville. In that special week people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert. The Green Berets, directed by Ray Kellogg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Couples by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Andy Walker (journalist). In UK A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum was in the top 5 hits. The Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Lee Reherman. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Dr. Who and the Daleks, directed by Gordon Flemyng, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1966.

1965

The Great Race directed by Blake Edwards was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1965.

1964

The Masque of the Red Death directed by Roger Corman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jose Oquendo. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. When The Legends Die by Hal Borland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Roland Ratzenberger. In that special week people in US were listening to The Stripper by David Rose and His Orchestra. Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Connie Paraskevin-Young. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Rocco and His Brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Firsthand Report by Sherman Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sid Eudy. In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. 13 Ghosts, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1960.

1959

The Hound of the Baskervilles directed by Terence Fisher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Kirk Pengilly in Sydney. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. King Creole, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Princess Chulabhorn. In UK Yes Tonight Josephine by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. An Affair to Remember, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. No Down Payment by John McPartland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1957.

1956

Somebody Up There Likes Me directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include John Waite. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. The Seven Little Foys, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Silver Leopard by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Morganna Roberts. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Garden of Evil, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Untold Story Of Douglas Macarthur by Frazier Hunt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1954.

1953

Stalag 17 directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alvaro Uribe. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. From Under My Hat by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1952.

1951

Strangers on a Train directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1951.

1950

Destination Moon directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1950.

1949

The Fountainhead directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1949.

1948

Easter Parade directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1948.

1947

Brute Force directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1947.

1946

Night and Day directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1946.

1945

The Silver Fleet directed by Vernon Campbell Sewell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ray Meagher. The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1944.

1943

Stage Door Canteen directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1943.

1942

Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best seller of 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1942.

1941

Sergeant York directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1941.

1940

All This, and Heaven Too directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1940.

1939

Bachelor Mother directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1939.

1938

Lord Jeff directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1938.

1937

Wee Willie Winkie directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1937.

1936

Poor Little Rich Girl directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1936.

1935

The Dawn Rider directed by R.N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1935.

1934

Of Human Bondage directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1934.

1933

His Private Secretary directed by Philip H. Whitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aurele Vandendriessche. Red-Headed Woman, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1932.

1931

Maciste in Hell directed by Guido Brignone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1931.

1930

The Unholy Three directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

High Voltage directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cathy Berberian. The Racket, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1928.

1927

Old San Francisco directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1927.

1926

Faces of Children directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1926.

1925

The Gold Rush directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

So Big by Edna Ferber was one of the best seller of 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rudolf Friedrich. Where the North Begins, directed by Chester M. Franklin, 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: 04 July 1923.

1922

Eyes of the Mummy Ma directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1922.

1921

The Golem directed by Carl Boese was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1921.

1920

Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best seller of 1920.

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1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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1918

Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell was one of the best seller of 1918.

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1917

Wild and Woolly directed by John Emerson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Flirting with Fate directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1915.

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1914

The King of the Beggars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

The Flying Circus directed by Alfred Lind was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

Dante's Inferno directed by Francesco Bertolini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1910

Max Katherine by Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Weavers by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 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

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Old Mother Hubbard directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

The Crisis by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1901.