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Friday 17 November 1911

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christian Fouchet and Vilma Degischer. Dr. Gar el Hama I, directed by Eduard Schnedler-Srensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911 while The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dr. Gar el Hama I

Directed by: Eduard Schnedler-Srensen

Starring: Carl Alstrup, Svend Bille, Edith Buemann

Country: United States

The Four Daredevils

Directed by: Alex Christians

Starring: Robert Dinesen, Edith Buemann, Tilley Christiansen

Country: United States

Giovanna la pallida

Directed by: Gennaro Righelli

Starring: Gennaro Righelli, Maria Righelli

Country: United States

Verirrte Seelen - Die Tragödie einer Familie

Directed by: Joseph Delmont

Starring: Asta Nielsen, Leo Peukert, Georg Schrader

Country: United States

A Tale of the Australian Bush

Directed by: Gaston Mervale

Starring: A.J. Patrick, Godfrey Cass, Harry Beaumont

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 17 November 1911 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • The Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the first African-American fraternity at an historically black college or university, is founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1911 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. The Camptown Races (Gwine to Run All Night) - Billy Murray
  2. Alexander's Ragtime Band - Billy Murray
  3. I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad - Walter Van Brunt & American Quartet

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

The Iron Woman

By: Margaret Deland

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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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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The Winning of Barbara Worth

By: Harold Bell Wright

Moral fable of the ministry of capital. How to make a lot out of a little.

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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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