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Sunday 17 May 1903

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cool Papa Bell and Douglas Packard. while The Pit by Frank Norris was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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The Divorce

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Reliance: Shamrock III

Who Said Watermelon

Tôkyôza katsudô daishashin

Der Specht

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1903 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Cleveland Indians beat the New York Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1903 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dear Old Girl - J.W. Myers
  2. Heidelberg - Harry Macdonough

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Books

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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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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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Gordon Keith

By: Thomas Nelson Page

Excerpt from The Novels, Stories, Sketches, and Poems of Thomas Nelson Page, Vol. 2: Gordon Keith Prosperity is like the tide. It comes, each wave higher and higher, until it almost appears that it will never end, and then suddenly ...

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Lovey Mary

By: Alice Hegan Rice

By the Author of Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch

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