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Thursday 17 December 1903

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Erskine Caldwell and Ray Noble. while Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tôkyôza katsudô daishashin

Directed by: N/A

Starring: N/A

Country: Japan

Der Specht

Starring: George Nathaniel Curzon

Country: United States

Tôkyôza katsudô daishashin

Starring: George Nathaniel Curzon

Country: United States

Der Specht

Directed by: N/A

Starring: N/A

Country: Germany

Reliance: Shamrock III

Starring: Margrethe Andersen, Clara Rasmussen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Erskine Caldwell: American best-selling writer known for his two most successful novels, "Tobacco Road," 1932 and "God's Little Acre," 1933.
  • Ray Noble: English bandleader composer and actor (d. 1978).
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Facts:
  • At 10:35 AM, the first sustained, controlled, powered aircraft flight is made by Orville Wright in 12hp Flyer I at Kill Devil Hills, Kittyhawk, North Carolina. The flight lasts 12 seconds.
  • The Wright Brothers make their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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Music Charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. When Kate and I Were Comin' Thro' the Rye - Harry Macdonough

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Books

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Lovey Mary

By: Alice Hegan Rice

By the Author of Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch

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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

By: Alice Hegan Rice

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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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 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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