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Friday 11 December 1942

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Donna Mills and Karen Susman. Random Harvest, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Random Harvest

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Cat People

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Black Swan

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar

Country: United States

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Keeper of the Flame

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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Casablanca

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Australian / Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1942?

  • Life: Marine ace
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Ernest J. King -- Dec. 7, 1942
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Books

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

And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

This early work by Rachel Field was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'And Now Tomorrow' is a bestselling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.

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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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The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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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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