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2017

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2017.

2016

Hardcore Henry directed by Ilya Naishuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2016.

2015

Dry Bones by Craig Johnson was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2015.

2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2014.

2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2013.

2012

Think Like a Man directed by Tim Story was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2012.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Mia Ziering. In that special week people in US were listening to S&M by Rihanna. Insidious, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. The Rogue by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2011.

2010

Clash of the Titans directed by Louis Leterrier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2010.

2009

17 Again directed by Burr Steers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Let the Right One In, directed by Tomas Alfredson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Strong At The Broken Places by Richard M. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Felicity-Amore Hughes-Hull. In UK Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne was in the top 5 hits. Fracture, directed by Gregory Hoblit, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2007.

2006

Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2006.

2005

A Lot Like Love directed by Nigel Cole was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2005.

2004

Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2004.

2003

Identity directed by James Mangold was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2003.

2002

Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2002.

2001

Shrek directed by Andrew Adamson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2001.

2000

Pop Goes The Weasel by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 2000.

1999

eXistenZ directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1999.

1998

City of Angels directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1998.

1997

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion directed by David Mirkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Allisyn Ashley Arm. In UK Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison was in the top 5 hits. Fear, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Hide & Seek by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lewis Baker. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. The Basketball Diaries, directed by Scott Kalvert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. All That Glitters by V.C. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1995.

1994

The Hidden Life Of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Raphael Varane. In UK Young At Heart by The Bluebells was in the top 5 hits. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Private Parts by Howard Stern was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bryan Coquard. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Wlt by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lamar Miller. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Drop Dead Fred, directed by Ate De Jong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. If You Really Loved Me by Ann Rule was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jakob Nelson. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Ruling Passion by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chesare Bono. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Bridget MacLeod. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Panic Of '89 by Paul Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Sharman. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Halyalkar. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jessie Hooker. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. In God'S Name by David A. Yallop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include JP Howell. In that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Youngest Science by Lewis Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1983.

1982

The Long Good Friday directed by John Mackenzie was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1982.

1981

Excalibur directed by John Boorman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alejandro Valverde. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Where the Buffalo Roam, directed by Art Linson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1980.

1979

Manhattan directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Leticia Birkheuer. In that special week people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Angel in San Francisco. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gilberto. Stay Hungry, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Ruben Gomez. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brad Hassell. In that special week people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Alek Stojanov in Windsor. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Percell Gaskins. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1972.

1971

Summer of '42 directed by Robert Mulligan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Corwin Brown NFL safety (New York Jets. In that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1970.

1969

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Massimo Di Cataldo. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Yours, Mine and Ours, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Incredible Victory by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Angel Martino in Americus. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Casino Royale, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Darren Holmes in Asheville. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Frederick de Cordova, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Denis Perez. In UK Concrete And Clay by Unit 4+2 was in the top 5 hits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1965.

1964

The Life of Oharu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Moyes. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Mark Lender. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley. Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Dinesh D'Souza. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Lanterns And Lances by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Lohan. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1960.

1959

Imitation of Life directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Flab. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Arctic Year by Peter Freuchen and Finn Salomonsen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Eric Bristow [Crafty Cockney]. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. The Spirit of St. Louis, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Jaroslava Schallerova. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. The Swan, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Bugles And A Tiger by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Buster Mottram. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1955.

1954

Soldier Of Fortune by Ernest Kellogg Gann was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1954.

1953

Shane directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cory Day. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Kiss Me, Deadly by Mickey Spillane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1952.

1951

The Thing from Another World directed by Christian Nyby was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1951.

1950

Wagon Master directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1950.

1949

Champion directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1949.

1948

Day of Wrath directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1948.

1947

Odd Man Out directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1947.

1946

Make Mine Music directed by Bob Cormack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1946.

1945

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Bryant. Double Indemnity, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1944.

1943

I Walked with a Zombie directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1943.

1942

Saboteur directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1942.

1941

Ziegfeld Girl directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1941.

1940

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1940.

1939

Juarez directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1939.

1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1938.

1937

A Star Is Born directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1937.

1936

Things to Come directed by William Cameron Menzies was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1936.

1935

Bride of Frankenstein directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1935.

1934

Tarzan and His Mate directed by Cedric Gibbons was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1934.

1933

The Three Musketeers directed by Colbert Clark was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alain Besançon. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1932.

1931

The Public Enemy directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1931.

1930

Paramount on Parade directed by Dorothy Arzner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

Alibi directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leon Livingston. The Patsy, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1928.

1927

The King of Kings directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1927.

1926

For Heaven's Sake directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

The Wizard of Oz directed by Larry Semon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aafje J R Bouber [Blom]. Safety Last!, directed by Fred Neymeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. His Children's Children by Arthur Train was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1923.

1922

The Man from Beyond directed by Burton L. King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

Anna Boleyn directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marre. Terror Island, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 April 1920.

1919

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibanez was one of the best seller of 1919.

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1918

The Blue Bird directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Civilization directed by Reginald Barker 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 Battle of the Sexes directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Quo Vadis? directed by Enrico Guazzoni 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

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. 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 Brass Bowl by Louis J. Vance was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 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 Deliverance by Ellen Glasgow 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

Mrs. Wiggs of Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Springtime in the Park directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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