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Monday 12 July 1926

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tiberio Mitri and Beah Richards. The Son of the Sheik, directed by Geo. Fitzmaurice, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Faces of Children

Directed by: Jacques Feyder

Starring: Jean Forest, Victor Vina, Pierrette Houyez

Country: United States

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It's the Old Army Game

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring

Country: United States

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The Boob

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gertrude Olmstead, George K. Arthur, Joan Crawford

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller

Country: United States

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Directed by: Leander De Cordova

Starring: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 July 1926 ?

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tiberio Mitri: Italian boxer, a dramatic and exciting grand champion.
  • Beah Richards: Vicksburg, Mississippi -- Actress / playwright (Big Shot, Generation).
  • Al Grassby: Australian journalist and politician, born of Spanish-Irish parents in Brisbane and educated at a dozen schools around the world and the U. of South West England.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu
  • Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)
  • A lightning strike destroys an ammunition depot in Dover, New Jersey.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1926 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Sugar - Ethel Waters
  2. There's a Blue Ridge in My Heart, Virginia - Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra
  3. Mary Lou - Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Benito Mussolini -- July 12, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1645
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Elbert Henry Gary -- July 5, 1926


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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The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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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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