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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2017.

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2016.

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2015.

2014

Neighbors directed by Nicholas Stoller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2014.

2013

Famous people born on this day include Daniel & Maria Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Hold Us by Macklemore. Star Trek Into Darkness, directed by J.J. Abrams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2013.

2012

Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov directed by Lev Kuleshov was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2012.

2011

Midnight in Paris directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2011.

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2010.

2009

Up directed by Pete Docter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Rihanna. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2008.

2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End directed by Gore Verbinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2007.

2006

The Da Vinci Code directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2006.

2005

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith directed by George Lucas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2005.

2004

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle directed by Danny Leiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2004.

2003

X2 directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Silverstein. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Atonement by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2002.

2001

Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ava Neely. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Brighid Fleming. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1999.

1998

Godzilla directed by Roland Emmerich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Quinn. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Indy de Vroome. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Dead Man, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. To The Hilt by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include XxScreamKiwixX . In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Puerto Vallarta Squeeze by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1995.

1994

Maverick directed by Richard Donner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include aLexBY11 . In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson. Hot Shots! Part Deux, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anthony Gargasz. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Night Over Water by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Kayla Itsines. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey. What About Bob?, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Scotty Leavenworth. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. September by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1990.

1989

Road House directed by Rowdy Herrington was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Howson. Willow, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ashlie Brillault. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Mario Mandzukic. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1986.

1985

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Marnie Schulenburg. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Veloso. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Ma'a Nonu. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Beth Botsford. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. American Dreams by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Morgan Benoit. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Damian Ariel Alvarez. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1979.

1978

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1978.

1977

Smokey and the Bandit directed by Hal Needham was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kardinal Offishall. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Lee Gaze. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fairuza Balk. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Stewart Cink. In that special week people in US were listening to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Liliko Ogasawara in Englewood. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Eric Nies. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Veronica Sanchez in Michoan. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Reid Simpson in Flin Flon. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. Mackenna's Gold, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Leal. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1968.

1967

For a Few Dollars More directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1967.

1966

Arabesque directed by Stanley Donen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1966.

1965

The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Annabel Schofield. In that special week people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. Viva Las Vegas, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yelena Vodorezova. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Richard Caputo. In that special week people in US were listening to Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Tim Lever. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Kevin Carnevale in Annapolis. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1960.

1959

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Mike Barson. In that special week people in US were listening to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Sue Woodstra. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1957.

1956

The Killing directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1956.

1955

Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1955.

1954

Three Coins in the Fountain directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1954.

1953

Young Bess directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mr T [Lawrence Tero] in Chicago. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1952.

1951

God'S Men by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1951.

1950

Caged directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1950.

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1948.

1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1947.

1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1946.

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Manual Pina. The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1944.

1943

Action in the North Atlantic directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1943.

1942

This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1942.

1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1941.

1940

Waterloo Bridge directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1940.

1939

It's a Wonderful World directed by W.S. Van Dyke II was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1939.

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1938.

1937

Charlie Chan at the Olympics directed by H. Bruce Humberstone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1937.

1936

Show Boat directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1936.

1935

Werewolf of London directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1935.

1934

Born to Be Bad directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1934.

1933

A Study in Scarlet directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1933.

1932

Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1932.

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1931

The 3 Penny Opera directed by G.W. Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1931.

1930

The Chess Player directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1930.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonio Ribeiro. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1928.

1927

Wings directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1927.

1926

The Boob directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1926.

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1925.

1924

The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best seller of 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bettye Danoff. The White Rose, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1923.

1922

Grandma's Boy directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Molinéris. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1920.

1919

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1919.

1918

Old Wives for New directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

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1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1910

The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

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1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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