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Saturday 12 November 1927

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] and Jesus Portuguez. Uncle Tom's Cabin, directed by Harry A. Pollard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Directed by: Harry A. Pollard

Starring: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Country: United States

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My Best Girl

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart

Country: United States

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When Boys Leave Home

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Robin Irvine

Country: United States

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The Jazz Singer

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Country: United States

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  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
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  • 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey opens
  • Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed Dictator

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  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1715
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Knute Rockne -- Nov. 7, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1714

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Lost Ecstasy

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Visiting her grandfather's ranch, Kay Dowling falls in love with Tom McNair, but when he is accused of murder Kay seems to be the only one who believes he is innocent

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By: Mazo de la Roche

Chronicling the early years of the formidable manor Jalna and the Whiteoak family who inhabit it, this bundle gathers together the first four novels in Mazo de la Roche's treasured Canadian saga.IncludesThe

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Elmer Gantry

By: Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’ world-famous satire of religious hypocrisy and the excesses of the Roaring ʼ20s. Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail ...

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The Plutocrat

By: Booth Tarkington

1927. Although his first book was about English romance, Newton Booth Tarkington, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, came to be known for his comical (and almost cynical) style of the Lost Generation that ...

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