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Wednesday 24 June 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Guru Gopinath and Henri Levesque. I promessi sposi, directed by Mario Morais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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I promessi sposi

Directed by: Mario Morais

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Maria Marten

Directed by: William Haggar

Starring: Violet Haggar, Walter Haggar

Country: United States

Los carreros

Directed by: Eugene Py

Starring: Vladimir Davydov, V. Garlin, A. Novinskij

Country: United States

The Pupa Changes Into a Butterfly

Starring: Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen

Country: United States

Resa Stockholm-Göteborg genom Göta och Trollhätte kanaler

Starring: Henny Porten

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Guru Gopinath: Indian classical dancer (d. 1987).
  • Henri Levesque: French race horse owner, who trained five winners of the Prix d'Amérique (1961, 1966-1969).
  • Hugo Distler: German organist composer and conductor (d. 1942).
  • Alfons Rebane: Estonian military commander (Born 1908).
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Facts:
  • Yanks replace Clark Griffith with Kid Elberfeld as manager who is destined to have worse won-lost pct of any Yankee mgr 27-71 (.276)

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Music Charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Glow-Worm - Lucy Isabelle Marsh

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Books

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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

By: John Fox, Jr.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909.

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The Lure of the Mask

By: Harold MacGrath

The story opens with a jump--literally. A young New Yorker, rich, of course, hears from his window on a night of fog and mist a woman's voice singing divinely.

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The Shuttle

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Shuttle is a 1907 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, republished in 2007 by Persephone Books. One of Burnett's longer and more complicated books for adults, it deals with themes of intermarriages between wealthy American heiresses and impoverished British nobles.

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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

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