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Wednesday 9 September 1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Linder and Luther Simmons. The Major and the Minor, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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The Major and the Minor

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson

Country: United States

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Across the Pacific

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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A Yank at Eton

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman

Country: United States

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Bambi

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 September 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
  • Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
  • California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
  • Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
  • Tajikistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Linder: (Rep-R-Georgia).
  • Luther Simmons: Rocker (Main Ingredient).
  • John Gates: American musician who started with the trumpet, then the clarinet.
  • Inez Foxx: Greensboro, North Carolina -- Rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle).
  • Danny Kalb: American singer and guitarist (Blues Project).
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Facts:
  • 1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Oregon (WWII)
  • Compulsory work for women, children and old males in Batavia
  • Japanese planes drop incendiary bombs on Oregon
  • First bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily, Oregon.
  • World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon.

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  • Life: War gliders
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Frank Knox -- Sep. 7, 1942
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Books

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The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

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Windswept Mary

By: Ellen Chase

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Drivin' Woman

By: Elizabeth Pickett

Literary Guild Book. Book in pretty good shape and dj torn on the back. Story about post civil war South.

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