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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: 08 May 2017.

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2016.

2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron directed by Joss Whedon was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2015.

2014

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2014.

2013

Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2013.

2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2012.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2011.

2010

Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2010.

2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past directed by Mark Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2008.

2007

Spider-Man 3 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2007.

2006

Mission: Impossible III directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2006.

2005

Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2005.

2004

Juve Against Fantomas directed by Louis Feuillade was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Crown Moulay Hassan. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2003.

2002

Insomnia directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

The Mummy Returns directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, 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: 08 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Chris Miles. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jack LaBrant. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, 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: 08 May 1998.

1997

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery directed by Jay Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Lucas Castel. In that special week people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. The Craft, directed by Andrew Fleming, 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: 08 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Julian DelGrosso. In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, 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: 08 May 1995.

1994

SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1994.

1993

My Neighbor Totoro directed by Hayao Miyazaki was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ana Mulvoy-Ten. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, 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: 08 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ethan Gage. In that special week people in US were listening to Joyride by Roxette. Oscar, directed by John Landis, 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: 08 May 1991.

1990

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nora Arnezeder. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, 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: 08 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trisha Paytas. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, 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: 08 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Katherine Danza. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Marie De Villepin. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. No Retreat, No Surrender, directed by Corey Yuen, 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: 08 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Mashio Miyazaki. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, 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: 08 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Nadine Chandrawinata. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, 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: 08 May 1984.

1983

The Hunger directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

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1982

The 13Th Valley by John M. Del Vecchio was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Bjorn Dixgard. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Panayiotis Kafkis. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, 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: 08 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Jayna Cronin in Geneva. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, 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: 08 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Parlow in Memphis. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, 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: 08 May 1978.

1977

The White Buffalo directed by J. Lee Thompson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oleg Tverdovsky. In that special week people in US were listening to Welcome Back by John Sebastian. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, 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: 08 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gaston Mazzacane. In that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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: 08 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Calvin Branch. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. The Lord's of Flatbush, directed by Martin Davidson, 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: 08 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Wolf Wigo. In that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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: 08 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Keelin Curnuck. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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: 08 May 1972.

1971

Billy Jack directed by T.C. Frank was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Christine Stark in Winnipeg. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, 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: 08 May 1970.

1969

Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Summers. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, 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: 08 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Viviana Durante. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Two for the Road, directed by Stanley Donen, 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: 08 May 1967.

1966

Arabesque directed by Stanley Donen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1966.

1965

The Pawnbroker directed by Sidney Lumet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1965.

1964

Black Sabbath directed by Mario Bava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robin Jarvis. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Dr. No, directed by Terence Young, 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: 08 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Terry Baker. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, 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: 08 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Janet McTeer. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, 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: 08 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Franco Baresi. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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: 08 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Ronnie Lott in Albuquerque. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Pierre L'Hoest. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. Horror of Dracula, directed by Terence Fisher, 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: 08 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Deana Deardruff. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, 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: 08 May 1957.

1956

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! directed by Ishir Honda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Furst in Norfolk. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Daddy Long Legs, directed by Jean Negulesco, 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: 08 May 1955.

1954

Three Coins in the Fountain directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Tony Sperandeo. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Desert Rats, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles J Camarda in New York City. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, 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: 08 May 1952.

1951

The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover by Herbert Hoover was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1951.

1950

D.O.A. directed by Rudolph Mat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1950.

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1946.

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Judi Zeisler. Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, 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: 08 May 1944.

1943

The Ox-Bow Incident directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1943.

1942

In This Our Life directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1942.

1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1941.

1940

My Favorite Wife directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Union Pacific directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Shall We Dance directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Things to Come directed by William Cameron Menzies was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

The Devil Is a Woman directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Manhattan Melodrama directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1934.

1933

The Devil's Brother directed by Hal Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andre Carrere. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, 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: 08 May 1932.

1931

The Public Enemy directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1931.

1930

Asphalt directed by Joe May was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Theodore Sorensen. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, 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: 08 May 1928.

1927

7th Heaven directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

She directed by Leander De Cordova was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

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1922

Beyond the Rocks directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

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

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1919

The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1919.

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1918

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

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1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Civilization directed by Reginald Barker 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 Battle of the Sexes directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke 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

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

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

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1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 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

Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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