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Friday 12 February 1909

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Barry Wood and Francis Salet. Gøngehøvdingen, directed by Carl Alstrup, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909 while Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Gøngehøvdingen

Directed by: Carl Alstrup

Starring: Aage Brandt, N. Eiberg, Solborg Fjeldse Rasmussen

Country: United States

Les heures - Épisode 4: Le soir, la nuit

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Alice Tissot, Rene Carl, Christiane Mandelys

Country: United States

Les heures - Épisode 2: Le matin, le jour

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Alice Tissot, Rene Carl, Christiane Mandelys

Country: United States

Le paralytique

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Rene Carl, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States

Vers le Pôle Sud

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Henri Duval, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
  • Darwin Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barry Wood: New Haven, Connecticut -- Vocalist (Your Hit Parade).
  • Francis Salet: French historian specializing in art history, especially medieval, who became curator and director of museums, president of the French Archaeological Society and the National Society of Antiquaries of France, director of publications, and Inspector General of French museums.
  • Zoran Mušič: Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005).
  • Sigmund Rascher: German physician (d. 1945).
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Facts:
  • Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6).
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1909 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Right Church, but the Wrong Pew - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  2. Brown Eyes, Good-Bye - Haydn Quartet

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Books

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Katrine Elinor

By: Macartney Lane

Elinor Macartney Lane (1864 – March 15, 1909) was an American novelist who was popular in the first decade of the 1900s. After publishing a number of short stories, she wrote three novels: Mills of God (1901),[2] Nancy Stair (1904),[3] ...

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The Man in Lower Ten

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

"The Man in Lower Ten" book has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication. "McKnight is gradually taking over the criminal end of the business.

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The Silver Horde

By: Rex Beach

Rex Beach was an American novelist and playwright whose most famous works during the early 20th century consisted of Westerns, many of which are still widely read today.

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

By: John Fox, Jr.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909.

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