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2017

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

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

2016

Star Trek Beyond directed by Justin Lin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Cell by Robin Cook was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

Grown Ups 2 directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Friends with Benefits directed by Will Gluck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 2011.

2010

Inception directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Orphan directed by Jaume Collet-Serra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

2007

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by Charles Tait was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include Skylander Girl. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. The Merry Jail, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Turning Angel by Greg Iles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 2006.

2005

Wedding Crashers directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 2005.

2004

I, Robot directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

American Wedding directed by Jesse Dylan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Austin Powers in Goldmember directed by Jay Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Jurassic Park III directed by Joe Johnston was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bastian Eichenberger. In UK The Real Slim Shady by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis, 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: 24 July 2000.

1999

The Haunting directed by Jan de Bont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Famous people born on this day include Bindi Irwin. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Hannah Renee. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Air Force One, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 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: 24 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include TheHeatedMo . In that special week people in US were listening to You're Makin' Me High by Toni Braxton. A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher, 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: 24 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Zahwa Arafat. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling, 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: 24 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alejandra Álvarez. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. The Client, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Son Of The Circus by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1994.

1993

Hocus Pocus directed by Kenny Ortega was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mitch Grassi. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, 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: 24 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lin Yue. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 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: 24 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Daveigh Chase. In that special week people in US were listening to She Ain't Worth It by Glenn Medeiros. Arachnophobia, directed by Frank Marshall, 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: 24 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Kim Tae-Hwan. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ricky Petterd. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, 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: 24 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Cafu. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, 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: 24 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Megan Park. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Aliens, directed by James Cameron, 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: 24 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Patrice Bergeron. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. The Black Cauldron, directed by Ted Berman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Steve O'Rourke. In that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. The NeverEnding Story, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 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: 24 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Daniele De Rossi. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Jaws 3-D, directed by Joe Alves, 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: 24 July 1983.

1982

The World According to Garp directed by George Roy Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Summer Glau. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Blow Out, directed by Brian De Palma, 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: 24 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gauge. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Cheech & Chong's Next Movie, directed by Tommy Chong, 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: 24 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Lee Si-yeon. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. The Villain, directed by Hal Needham, 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: 24 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Andy Irons. In that special week people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1978.

1977

The Hills Have Eyes directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anita Nall. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans. Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, 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: 24 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gloria Pizzichini. In that special week people in US were listening to The Hustle by Van McCoy. Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz, 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: 24 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve Bornhoeft. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Death Wish, directed by Michael Winner, 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: 24 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Tasha Ebanks. In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, 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: 24 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Kaio Hiroyuki. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Trinity Is STILL My Name!, directed by E.B. Clucher, 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: 24 July 1972.

1971

The Panic in Needle Park directed by Jerry Schatzberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1971.

1970

The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Chris King. In that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, 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: 24 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John P Navin Jr in Philadelphia. In that special week people in US were listening to Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, 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: 24 July 1968.

1967

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1967.

1966

Torn Curtain directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1966.

1965

Kwaidan directed by Masaki Kobayashi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Erminia Russo. In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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: 24 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julie Krone. In that special week people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, 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: 24 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Butler. In that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, 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: 24 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Gerard Lebourg. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, 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: 24 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Destivelle. In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, 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: 24 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Brian Fogt. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Plan 9 from Outer Space, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Pam Tills. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, 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: 24 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Dorothy Mays. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Night Passage, directed by James Neilson, 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: 24 July 1957.

1956

High Society directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Lubov Odinokova. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Kentuckian, directed by Burt Lancaster, 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 July 1955.

1954

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Stanley Donen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Steve Grogan. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vin Weber. High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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: 24 July 1952.

1951

Show Boat directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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1950

The Furies directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Great Gatsby directed by Elliott Nugent was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Key Largo directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Christmas in Connecticut directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Thompson. The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, 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: 24 July 1944.

1943

Stormy Weather directed by Andrew Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Pride of the Yankees directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Shepherd of the Hills directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

All This, and Heaven Too directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Beau Geste directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Saratoga directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Satan Met a Lady directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Mad Love directed by Karl Freund was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Of Human Bondage directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Baby Face directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William D. Jewel Robbery, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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1931

Night Nurse directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

For the Defense directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

High Voltage directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel Thierry. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 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: 24 July 1928.

1927

Tartuffe directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Mantrap directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Augusto Genina was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Manhandled directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Warren Hearnes. Where the North Begins, directed by Chester M. Franklin, 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: 24 July 1923.

1922

Eyes of the Mummy Ma directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

The Conquering Power directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alexander H Cohen. Himmelskibet, directed by Holger-Madsen, 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: 24 July 1920.

1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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1918

The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1918.

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1917

The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1917.

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1916

Flirting with Fate directed by Christy Cabanne 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

The King of the Beggars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

The Flying Circus directed by Alfred Lind 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

Dante's Inferno directed by Francesco Bertolini 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

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 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

Old Mother Hubbard directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1901.

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