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Friday 25 December 1908, Christmas

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frank Ferguson and Jan Seidel. Le paralytique, directed by Louis Feuillade, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Le paralytique

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Rene Carl, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States

Vers le Pôle Sud

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Henri Duval, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States

De Garraf a Barcelona

Directed by: Fructus Gelabert

Starring: Edith Buemann, Gustav Lund, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Smith's Knockabout Theatre

Directed by: Theo Frenkel

Starring: Edith Buemann, Gustav Lund, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Paul Wangs skæbne

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Edith Buemann, Gustav Lund, Elith Pio

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Jack Johnson KO Tommy Burns and becomes first black heavyweight champion.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1908 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. There's No Moon Like the Honeymoon - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  2. The Herd Girl's Dream - George Stehl, Marshall Lufsky & Paul Surth

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Books

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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

Fiction

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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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The Barrier

By: Rex Beach

The Barrier by Rex Beach (c. 1908 Blue Hardcover with gold color lettered spine.)

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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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