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Sunday 17 May 1908

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Schorer and Pierre Louis-Dreyfus. Resa Stockholm-Göteborg genom Göta och Trollhätte kanaler, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Resa Stockholm-Göteborg genom Göta och Trollhätte kanaler

Starring: Henny Porten

Country: United States

The Robber's Sweetheart

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen

Country: United States

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

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Which were the important events of 17 May 1908 ?

  • 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1908 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Jimmie and Maggie at The Merry Widow - Len Spencer & Ada Jones
  2. My Gal Irene - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  3. The Glow-Worm - Victor Orchestra

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

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

By: John Fox, Jr.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909.

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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 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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