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Thursday 22 February 1940

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julian Chagrin and Johnson P. The Baker's Wife, directed by Marcel Pagnol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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The Baker's Wife

Directed by: Marcel Pagnol

Starring: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin

Country: United States

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'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers)

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan

Country: United States

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La Bête Humaine

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon

Country: United States

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A Chump at Oxford

Directed by: Alfred Goulding

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey

Country: United States

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My Little Chickadee

Directed by: Edward F. Cline

Starring: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia

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.
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Facts:
  • German air force sinks two German destroyers, killing 578.
  • Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island.
  • In Tibet, province of Ando, 4-year-old Tenzin Gyatso is proclaimed the ''tulku'' (rebirth) of the thirteenth Dalai Lama.

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Books

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Mrs. Miniver

By: Jan Struther

Mrs Miniver

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How Green Was My Valley

By: Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when ...

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Stars on the Sea

By: F. van Wyck

Deals with the founding of the United States Navy during the American Revolution.

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Kitty Foyle

By: Christopher Morle

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