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Friday 12 January 1923

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alice Miller (psychologist) and Mario Suarez. The Face on the Bar-Room Floor, directed by Jack Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923 while Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Directed by: Arthur Wellin

Starring: Edward Eyseneck

Country: United States

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Dr. Jack

Directed by: Fred Newmeyer

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, John T. Prince

Country: United States

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The Toll of the Sea

Directed by: Chester M. Franklin

Starring: Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley

Country: United States

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Down to the Sea in Ships

Directed by: Elmer Clifton

Starring: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, William Walcott

Country: United States

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Tess of the Storm Country

Directed by: John Robertson

Starring: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope

Country: United States

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  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
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  • Science: Science vol. 57 issue 1463
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By: Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city.

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His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Amim, is a story of four women, all seeking a place to get away. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for ...

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Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen unites such unlikely topics as medical rejuvenation treatments, eugenics, American youth culture, and cross-generational relationships. The beautiful American widow of a Hungarian count, Mary Zattiany is fifty-eight years old; after receiving experimental “rejuvenation treatments” and returning to America, ...

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