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Tuesday 17 September 1907

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Desmond Heap and Helen Vinson. El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México, directed by Felipe de Jess Haro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907 while The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México

Directed by: Felipe de Jesús Haro

Starring: Felipe de Jesús Haro

Country: Mexico

El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México

Directed by: Felipe de Jess Haro

Starring: Felipe de Jess Haro

Country: United States

O Rapto de Uma Actriz

Directed by: Lino Ferreira

Starring: Lucinda do Carmo, Carlos Leal, Nascimento Fernandes

Country: United States


Directed by: Arthur Gilbert

Starring: N/A

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Lady Athlete; or, Jiu Jitsu Downs the Footpads

Directed by: Alf Collins

Starring: Madame Garrud

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1907 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Desmond Heap: Authority on British planning law.
  • Helen Vinson: Texas, United States -- Actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only).
  • Warren E Burger: Minnesota, United States -- Supreme Court Chief Justice (1969-86).
  • Warren Burger: American lawyer and judge 15th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1995).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1907 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Waiting at the Church (My Wife Won't Let Me) - Vesta Victoria
  2. Harrigan - Billy Murray

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

The Port of Missing Men

By: Meredith Nicholson

This book is one of the classic book of all time.

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The Lady of the Decoration

By: Frances Little


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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 Brass Bowl

By: Louis J. Vance

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

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