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Tuesday 8 May 1906

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Rossellini and David Van Vactor. Invisible Thief, directed by Gaston Velle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906 while Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Invisible Thief

Directed by: Gaston Velle

Starring: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell

Country: United States


Starring: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Country: United States

Primi calori

Directed by: Arturo Ambrosio

Country: Italy

Réactions de Suzanne

Directed by: Ovide Decroly

Country: Belgium

Sønnens hævn

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  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roberto Rossellini: Italian acclaimed film director, producer and scenarist, the leading representative of the post WW II wave of realism.
  • David Van Vactor: Plymouth, Indiana -- Composer (Chaconne).
  • Maurice Le Lannou: French geographer, who died on 3 July 1992.
  • Esther Hoffe: Israeli mistress of Max Brod (d. 2007).
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  • Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield and hits two homeruns.

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Grand Old Rag - Billy Murray

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By: Winston Churchill

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work ...

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Lady Baltimore

By: Owen Wister

The classic novel of post-Civil War Charleston life, a portrayal of the process of healing the wounds of war through reconciliation between Northerners and Southerners on a personal, not political, level.

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The House of a Thousand Candles

By: Meredith Nicholson

Good condition, ships fast.

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Jane Cable

By: George Barr McCutcheon

George Barr McCutcheon, a native of Indiana, is best remembered for his Graustark series. This romance series is set in the fictional, Eastern European like nation of Graustark.

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