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Wednesday 15 April 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Louise Chaplin and Basiliso Serrano. The Robber's Sweetheart, directed by Viggo Larsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Robber's Sweetheart

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen

Country: United States

Jeppe paa bjerget

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Barberaren i Sevilla

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

Country: United States

La fiancée du gladiateur

Directed by: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Soga kyodai kariba no akebono

Directed by: Shokichi Umeya

Starring: Felice Minotti

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 15 April 1908 ?

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1908 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dorn Sebastian - In Terra Solo (On Earth Alone) - Enrico Caruso
  2. Wouldn't You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart? - Ada Jones & Billy Murray

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

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 Barrier

By: Rex Beach

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

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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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