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Sunday 20 October 1912

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shûji Sano and Leon Heppel. Die Tochter des Schmugglers, directed by Joseph Delmont, 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 ?

Die Tochter des Schmugglers

Directed by: Joseph Delmont

Starring: Henry Krauss, Henri tivant, Lon Bernard

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1912 ?

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Shûji Sano
  • Leon Heppel: American biochemist, university professor, taught at cornell university from 1967, married once, two children.
  • Ruhi Su: Turkish singer-songwriter (d. 1985).
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  • Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St, New York City
  • Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee - Dolly Connolly

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

The Street Called Straight

By: Basil King

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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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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 Harvester

By: Gene Stratton Porter

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