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Thursday 11 November 1926, Veteran's Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maria-Teresa de Filippis and William J Scott. Poil de carotte, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Poil de carotte

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Henry Krauss, Charlotte Barbier-Krauss, Andr Heuz

Country: United States

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The Great K & A Train Robbery

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Tony the Horse

Country: United States

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The Winning of Barbara Worth

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bnky, Gary Cooper

Country: United States

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The Temptress

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott

Country: United States

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Bardelys the Magnificent

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1926 ?

  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
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  • Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
  • U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • ''U.S. Route 66'' is established.
  • The ''NBC'' radio network opens with 24 stations (formed by Westinghouse, General Electric and RCA).
  • The Balfour Declaration is approved by the 1926 Imperial Conference, making the Commonwealth dominions equal and independent.

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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Heihachiro Togo -- Nov. 8, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1662
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Giulio Gatti-Casazza -- Nov. 1, 1926

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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Beau Sabreur

By: P.C. Wren

This volume contains the complete Beau Trilogy: BEAU GESTE; BEAU SABREUR and BEAU IDEAL, written by respected British writer P.C.Wren, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, in which the author served.

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The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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