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Wednesday 19 August 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Collier Young and Jean-Claude Laurent-Champrosay. while The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best selling books.
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The Fight for Freedom

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Florence Auer, John G. Adolfi, Kate Bruce

Country: United States


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

Country: United States

Maria Marten

Directed by: William Haggar

Starring: Violet Haggar, Walter Haggar

Country: United States

I promessi sposi

Directed by: Mario Morais

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Los carreros

Directed by: Eugene Py

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1908 ?

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Collier Young: American scriptwriter and film producer in the '50s and '60s.
  • Jean-Claude Laurent-Champrosay: French military officer in World War II, a lieutenant-colonel, awarded the title of 'Compagnon de la Libération' (English: Companion of the Liberation).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1908 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. I Love, and the World is Mine - Henry Burr
  2. Peerless Quartet - Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming

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

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 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 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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