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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2017.

2015

The Big Short directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2015.

2014

A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2014.

2013

American Hustle directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2013.

2011

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2011.

2010

Famous people born on this day include Phoenix Nicholson. In that special week people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry. TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. 1022 Evergreen Place: A Cedar Cove Novel by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2010.

2009

3 Idiots directed by Rajkumar Hirani was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2009.

2007

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2007.

2006

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2006.

2005

Munich directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2005.

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2003.

2002

Catch Me If You Can directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2002.

2001

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. O Brother, Where Art Thou?, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Naomi Bellow. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jackie Radinsky. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Maddie Walker. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. As Good as It Gets, directed by James L. Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1997.

1996

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Abelardo Vazquez. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Kelley. In that special week people in US were listening to Here Comes The Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze. Street Fighter, directed by Steven E. de Souza, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ruriko Kojima. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Spencer Daniels. Scent of a Woman, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Julia Nolan. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. JFK, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nick Chambers. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Mania. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Tommaso Bellazzini. In that special week people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include TJ Oshie. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Harry Judd. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1985.

1984

Starman directed by John Carpenter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Jimenez. In that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, 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: 23 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Gaultier. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Alex Maas. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kat Perkins. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kenny Miller. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1979.

1978

Every Which Way But Loose directed by James Fargo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Becky Ruehl. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. The Gauntlet, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Noble. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sky Lopez. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Agustin Delgado. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Graziani. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1973.

1972

Jeremiah Johnson directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Pete Bercich. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Harry, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Catriona LeMay Doan. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Grant. In that special week people in US were listening to Someday We'll Be Together by Diana Ross and the Supremes. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Quincy Jones III. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. The Night They Raided Minsky's, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1968.

1967

The Ambushers directed by Henry Levin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Hans van Arum Dutch soccer player (Vitesse. In that special week people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Martin Kratt. In that special week people in US were listening to Over And Over by The Dave Clark Five. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Andy Gabel in Chicago. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Kiss Me, Stupid, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Keiji Muto. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jerry Reynolds. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. L'eclisse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Ezzat el Kamhawi. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William Sinnot. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Grass Is Greener, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Geoff Willis. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Denise McConnell. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Dan Bigras. In that special week people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. Smiles of a Summer Night, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1957.

1956

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Carol Ann Duffy. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Brian Teacher in San Diego. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1954.

1953

Knights of the Round Table directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hans Abrahamsen. Moulin Rouge, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1952.

1951

The African Queen directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1951.

1950

Kim directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1950.

1949

Twelve O'Clock High directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1949.

1948

Act of Violence directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1948.

1947

Beauty and the Beast directed by Jean Cocteau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1947.

1946

It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1946.

1945

Leave Her to Heaven directed by John M. Stahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include D J D Dees. The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1944.

1943

The Song of Bernadette directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1943.

1942

Random Harvest directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1942.

1941

Johnny Eager directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1941.

1940

Santa Fe Trail directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1940.

1939

Gulliver's Travels directed by Dave Fleischer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1939.

1938

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1938.

1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs directed by William Cottrell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1937.

1936

Camille directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1936.

1935

The Littlest Rebel directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1935.

1934

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1934.

1933

The Son of Kong directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Revjames Cleveland. The Animal Kingdom, directed by Edward H. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1932.

1931

Tonight or Never directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1931.

1930

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1930.

1929

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chronis Aidonidis. A Woman of Affairs, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1928.

1927

Chicago directed by Frank Urson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1927.

1926

Tell It to the Marines directed by George Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1926.

1925

Tumbleweeds directed by King Baggott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1925.

1924

Romola directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ian Powell Bancroft. Dr. Jack, directed by Fred Newmeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1922.

1921

Genuine directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Georges Beauregard. Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1920.

1919

Victory directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1919.

1918

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1918.

1917

The Secret Game directed by William C. de Mille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1917.

1916

King Lear directed by Ernest C. Warde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1916.

1915

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1915.

1914

The Bargain directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1914.

1913

David Copperfield directed by Thomas Bentley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Skawinski. The Invaders, directed by Francis Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1905.

1904

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

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1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1901.