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Tuesday 25 July 1944

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include François Besse and Helga I "Mijanou" van Baarzel. The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944 while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Canterville Ghost

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Bathing Beauty

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Went the Day Well?

Directed by: Cavalcanti

Starring: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor

Country: United States

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Days of Glory

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed

Country: United States

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Since You Went Away

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 25 July 1944 ?

  • St. Thea
  • Roman festivals - Furinalia
  • Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
  • Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
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  • 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
  • US troop march into Guam
  • (0938 hours) In France, Operation Cobra begins, with eight squadrons of the US 8th Air Force bombers attacking an area south of the St.L?-PTriers highway, in preparation for a breakout operation by the US 1st Army. 1500 heavy bombers, 380 medium bombers, and 550 fighter-bombers drop 4000 tons of bombs and napalm. Short bombing kills 111 Americans, and injures 490. The operation is incredibly effective.
  • World War II: Operation Spring : one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war: 1,500 casualties, including 500 killed.
  • WWII ampndash Operation Spring: One of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war results in 1,550 casualties, including 450 killed.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Forever Amber

By: Kathleen Winsor

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the ...

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The Green Years

By: A. J. Cronin

Book by A.j. cronin

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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