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Sunday 16 August 1903

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cornelis Gorter and de L'Estoile. Reliance: Shamrock III, directed by N/A, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903 while Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Reliance: Shamrock III

Starring: Margrethe Andersen, Clara Rasmussen

Country: United States

Reliance: Shamrock III

Directed by: N/A

Starring: N/A

Country: France

Pica, pica Compadrito

Directed by: Eugene Py

Starring: Margrethe Andersen, Clara Rasmussen

Country: United States

Pica, pica Compadrito

Directed by: Eugene Py

Starring: N/A

Country: Argentina

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Which were the important events of 16 August 1903 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cornelis Gorter: Dutch astrologer and author of "Techniek der astrologie" (= technique of astrology) and "Planetenloop en mensenlot" (= planetary movements and human destiny), textbooks used by many students of astrology in the Netherlands.
  • de L'Estoile: Pamiers Military man.
  • Jacques Naulleau: Cand? physician.
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  • Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, New York Yankees win 12-8.

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

Lady Rose's Daughter

By: Mary Augusta Ward

"The most marvelous work of its wonderful author." --New York World "We touch regions and attain altitudes which it is not given to the ordinary novelist even to approach."

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The Pit

By: Frank Norris

This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed.

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Lovey Mary

By: Alice Hegan Rice

By the Author of Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch

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The Virginian

By: Owen Wister

The epic novel of the American West and the heroic cowboyOwen Wister's powerful story of the tall, silent stranger who rides into the uncivilized West and defeats the forces of evil has become an enduring part of American mythology.

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