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Wednesday 8 April 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Neil Lawson and Hugo Fregonese. The Robber's Sweetheart, directed by Viggo Larsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Robber's Sweetheart

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen

Country: United States

Jeppe paa bjerget

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Barberaren i Sevilla

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

Country: United States

Trallala Lied

Directed by: Fritzi Massary

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

Country: United States

The Reg Girl

Directed by: Florence Lawrence

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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Facts:
  • Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British Premier
  • Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Keep On Smiling - Haydn Quartet & Billy Murray
  2. Good-Bye, Sweetheart, Good-Bye - Alan Turner

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Books

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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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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

By: John Fox, Jr.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909.

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