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Saturday 10 August 1929

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Ujlaki and John Alldis. Madame X, directed by Lionel Barrymore, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Madame X

Directed by: Lionel Barrymore

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Lewis Stone, Raymond Hackett

Country: United States

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High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore

Country: United States

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Directed by: Charles F. Reisner

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert

Country: United States

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Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Max Schreck, Greta Schrder, Ruth Landshoff

Country: United States

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The Black Watch

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1929 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pierre Fatou: French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1929).
  • Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd and last NL win

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  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1806
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur M. Hyde -- Aug. 5, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1805

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Bishop Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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Peder Victorious

By: O.E. Rolvaag

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas.

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Roper's Row

By: Warwick Deeping

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Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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