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Friday 11 September 1936

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Dierkop and Charles Dierkop in LaCrosse. The Devil Is a Sissy, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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The Devil Is a Sissy

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney

Country: United States

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My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

Country: United States

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The Gorgeous Hussy

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Swing Time

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore

Country: United States

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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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  • FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
  • President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam.

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  • Time: Georgia Gov. Eugene Tamadge with cigar in mouth
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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Clark Gable -- Aug. 31, 1936

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It Can't Happen Here

By: Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith.

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Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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