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Thursday 17 October 1912

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pope John Paul I and John Paul I [Albino Luciano]. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912 while The Street Called Straight by Basil King was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Robert Henderson-Bland, Gene Gauntier, Montague Sidney

Country: United States

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The Life and Death of King Richard III

Directed by: Andr Calmettes

Starring: Robert Gemp, Frederick Warde, Albert Gardner

Country: United States

Today and Tomorrow

Directed by: Kertész Mihály

Starring: Gyula Abonyi, Jenn Veszprmy, Endre Szegh

Country: United States

As You Like It

Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton

Starring: Maurice Costello, Rose Coghlan, Rosemary Theby

Country: United States

O Guarani

Directed by: Paulo Benedetti

Starring: Alfredo de Castro, Antnio Russo, Sebastio

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 17 October 1912 ?

  • 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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  • Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
  • Krupp engineers Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer patent austenitic stainless steel.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1912 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Way Down South - Heidelberg Quintet
  2. Whistle It - Ada Jones & Peerless Quartet

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

The Street Called Straight

By: Basil King

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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Their Yesterdays

By: Harold Bell Wright

Their Yesterdays / by Harold Bell Wright ... with illustrations by F. Graham Cootes

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A Hoosier Chronicle

By: Meredith Nicholson

The history of the making and marring of men in politics is strongly conceived and graphically presented, while throughout a certain high-mindedness on the part of the author makes itself felt

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The Melting of Molly

By: Maria Thompson Davies

The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes ...

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