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2017

The Obsession by Nora Roberts was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2017.

2016

Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2016.

2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2015.

2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2014.

2013

Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2013.

2012

The Awakening directed by Nick Murphy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2012.

2011

Famous people born on this day include David Lucca. In that special week people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2011.

2010

Piranha directed by Alexandre Aja was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2010.

2009

Inglourious Basterds directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2009.

2008

Death Race directed by Paul W.S. Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2008.

2007

3:10 to Yuma directed by James Mangold was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2007.

2006

Accepted directed by Steve Pink was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Poet Goldberg. In that special week people in US were listening to We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. Four Brothers, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Knife Of Dreams by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2005.

2004

Collateral directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2004.

2003

S.W.A.T. directed by Clark Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2003.

2002

Mother India directed by Mehboob was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Aikman. In UK Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Bufty. In that special week people in US were listening to Doesn't Really Matter by Janet. The Cell, directed by Tarsem Singh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 2000.

1999

The Sixth Sense directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Ellery Hicks. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1998.

1997

Event Horizon directed by Paul Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1997.

1996

She's the One directed by Edward Burns was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Wenwen Han. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Mortal Kombat, directed by Paul Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Tyler Ennis. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, directed by Stephan Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Alex Babinski. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Paper Doll by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Single White Female, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1992.

1991

Barton Fink directed by Joel Coen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Juan Pedro Lanzani. In that special week people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. The Witches, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oh by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Mike Kuza. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Boy Who Couldn'T Stop Washing by Judith L. Rapoport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rupert Grint. In that special week people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jon Scheyer. In that special week people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Night Of The Fox by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Konstantin Hert. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1986.

1985

Teen Wolf directed by Rod Daniel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Yesung . In that special week people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Derek Ryan. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Kingdom By The Sea by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kim Kallstrom. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Chad Michael. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gregory Villemin. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Markus Walger. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Day The Bubble Burst by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Melissa McElroy. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Eyes of Laura Mars, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The World According To Garp by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Denilson. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bjorn van der Doelen. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Memoirs by Tennessee Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1976.

1975

The Land That Time Forgot directed by Kevin Connor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Archie Amerson. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grey DeLisle. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Enter the Dragon, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Chris Right. In that special week people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. And Now for Something Completely Different, directed by Ian MacNaughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rémi Féraud. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Whyte. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1970.

1969

Alice's Restaurant directed by Arthur Penn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arnold Galesloot. Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Night Of Watching by Elliott Arnold was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Michael Thomas. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. The Trip, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Morin. In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. Fantastic Voyage, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Rabbi by Noah Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Casey Lambert. In that special week people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Pebbles. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luciene Adami. In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Mary Ellen Weber. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Island by Aldous Huxley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Cal Ripkin Jr. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Firsthand Report by Sherman Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Guillory. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Adrian Kuiper. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1959.

1958

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Fry. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. The Sun Also Rises, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1957.

1956

War and Peace directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Daniel. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Michael Tomson. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Wicked Pavilion by Dawn Powell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1954.

1953

The Cruel Sea directed by Charles Frend was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Linton Kwesi Johnson. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1952.

1951

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1951.

1950

No Way Out directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1950.

1949

I Was a Male War Bride directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1949.

1948

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1948.

1947

Body and Soul directed by Robert Rossen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1947.

1946

Brief Encounter directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1946.

1945

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1945.

1944

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best seller of 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1944.

1943

The Seventh Victim directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1943.

1942

The Talk of the Town directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1942.

1941

The Little Foxes directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1941.

1940

Foreign Correspondent directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1940.

1939

The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1939.

1938

You Can't Take It with You directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1938.

1937

Dead End directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1937.

1936

Romeo and Juliet directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1936.

1935

The Crusades directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1935.

1934

Treasure Island directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1934.

1933

Dinner at Eight directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Richard Graham Meale. Love Me Tonight, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1932.

1931

Bad Girl directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1931.

1930

Exile by Warwick Deeping was one of the best seller of 1930.

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1929

Hallelujah! directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Chamberlain. The Mysterious Lady, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1928.

1927

Underworld directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1927.

1926

Fig Leaves directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Siegfried directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Monsieur Beaucaire directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

Hollywood directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rene Levesque. Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1922.

1921

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton was one of the best seller of 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alex Colville. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1920.

1919

The Mother and the Law directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1919.

1918

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1918.

1917

The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1917.

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1916

The Devil's Needle directed by Chester Withey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

K Mary by Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1915.

1914

A Florida Enchantment directed by Sidney Drew was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

The Last Days of Pompeii directed by Mario Caserini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

The White Slave Trade directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1909

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

The Gambler by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

The Crossing by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

The Pit by Frank Norris 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

The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 August 1901.