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Monday 16 March 1908

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include René Daumal and Robert Rossen. while The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best selling books.
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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

Trallala Lied

Directed by: Fritzi Massary

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

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 16 March 1908 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
  • René Daumal: French writer, His unfinished fantasy; "Mount Analogue" was published with a commentary in France, 1952, and in America in 1960 with notes on what he was trying to say.
  • Robert Rossen: American film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966).
  • Jacques Bingen: French high-ranking member of the Resistance during World War II who, when captured by the Gestapo, chose to commit suicide on 12 May 1944 rather than risk divulging what he knew under torture.
  • Frederick Weiseman: American military, major general, U.S.
  • Rene Daumal: French writer (d. 1944).
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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The Barrier

By: Rex Beach

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

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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill


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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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