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Sunday 13 December 1908

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Victor Babin and Plinio de Oliveira. Animated Matches, directed by mile Cohl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Animated Matches

Directed by: mile Cohl

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

The Tenth Act of Taikoki

Directed by: Sakiji Ichikawa

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Barn i kirke

Directed by: Carl Alstrup

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

The Marriage of Krechinsky

Directed by: Aleksandr O. Drankov

Starring: Vladimir Davydov, V. Garlin, A. Novinskij

Country: United States

En färd på Kinda kanal

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1908 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1908 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Rainbow - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Barrier

By: Rex Beach

The Barrier by Rex Beach (c. 1908 Blue Hardcover with gold color lettered spine.)

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The Shuttle

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Shuttle is a 1907 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, republished in 2007 by Persephone Books. One of Burnett's longer and more complicated books for adults, it deals with themes of intermarriages between wealthy American heiresses and impoverished British nobles.

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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill


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The Lure of the Mask

By: Harold MacGrath

The story opens with a jump--literally. A young New Yorker, rich, of course, hears from his window on a night of fog and mist a woman's voice singing divinely.

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