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Saturday 17 October 1908

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frieda Hunziker and Catherine Hamilton. En färd på Kinda kanal, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best selling books.
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En färd på Kinda kanal

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Incident from Don Quixote

Directed by: Georges Mlis

Starring: Nobuchika Nakano

Country: United States

Et folkesagn

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Susanne Friis, Elith Pio

Country: United States

A Mala Sinistra

Directed by: Antnio Leal

Starring: Joo de Deus

Country: United States

The Reconciliation

Directed by: James Williamson

Starring: Vladimir Davydov, V. Garlin, A. Novinskij

Country: United States

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  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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The Shuttle

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Shuttle is a 1907 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, republished in 2007 by Persephone Books. One of Burnett's longer and more complicated books for adults, it deals with themes of intermarriages between wealthy American heiresses and impoverished British nobles.

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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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