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Wednesday 22 February 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steve Barber pitcher (Baltimore Orioles and Alain Jacquet. Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Stagecoach

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine

Country: United States

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Made for Each Other

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Gunga Din

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen

Country: United States

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Jesse James

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly

Country: United States

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Son of Frankenstein

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Steve Barber pitcher (Baltimore Orioles: New York Yankees).
  • Alain Jacquet: French artist, representative of the American Pop Art movement, known for his "Camouflage Botticelli (Birth of Venus)" (1963-64), which references the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
  • André Lawrence: Canadian actor, movies and French TV, active between 1964 and 1979.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Antonio Machado: Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98.
Facts:
  • Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain.

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  • Life: Frances top general
  • Time: Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • Life: Norma Shearer

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Books

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Escape

By: Ethel Vance

This vintage September, 1939 book, published by Little, Brown and Company, is a stated first edition. Synopsis The time is the late '30s before World War II. Emmy Ritter, an actress who had fled to America, foolishly returns to Nazi ...

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All This, and Heaven Too

By: Rachel Field

This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her ...

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Disputed Passage

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

IT was two o'clock in the afternoon of the last Thursday in September, opening day of the autumn term. The weather was unseasonably sultry, and the air in Dr Milton (Tubby) Forrester's

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Wickford Point

By: John P. Marquand

- A rediscovery. WICKFORD POINT follows "The Late George Apley as the second of Marquand's acclaimed and bestselling novels that Back Bay has restored to print.-

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