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Tuesday 17 January 1911

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Joseph Stigler and Hermann Pfrogner. In the Hands of Impostors, directed by August Blom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911 while The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

In the Hands of Impostors

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Clara Pontoppidan, Lauritz Olsen, Thora Meincke

Country: United States

Maria Bricca

Directed by: Edoardo Bencivenga

Starring: Lidia Quaranta

Country: United States

La digue

Directed by: Abel Gance

Starring: Robert Lvy, Paulette Noizeux, Pierre Renoir

Country: United States

Midsummer Tide

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Augustus Carney, Harry Todd

Country: United States

A Condessa Descalca

Directed by: Guelfo Andalo

Starring: Amica Pelissier, Cristiano Reis

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 17 January 1911 ?

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hermann Pfrogner: Austria -- Musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus).
  • George Joseph Stigler: American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991).
  • André-Georges Haudricourt: French botanist, anthropologist and linguist, who died on 20 August 1996.
  • Hank Leiber: American professional baseball player who played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1933 to 1942 with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs.
  • George Stigler: American economist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Failed assassination attempt on premier Aristide Briand in French Assembly.

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

The Harvester

By: Gene Stratton Porter

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Queed Henry

By: Sydnor Harrison

Originally published in 1911. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.

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The Prodigal Judge

By: Vaughan Kester

An excellent popular book for all readers.

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The Broad Highway

By: Jeffrey Farnol

New York NY: A.L. Burt, 1911. No writing, tanned pages, separation at back ep, all intact, tanned spine, no jacket. Good condition..

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