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Saturday 26 April 1913

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lester Burcham . Raja Harishchandra, directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913 while The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Raja Harishchandra

Directed by: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

Starring: D.D. Dabke, P.G. Sane, Bhalachandra D. Phalke

Country: United States

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A Ruined Life

Directed by: Victor Sjstrm

Starring: Hilda Borgstrm, Einar Frberg, Anna Norrie

Country: United States

Quo Vadis?

Directed by: Enrico Guazzoni

Starring: Amleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Amelia Cattaneo

Country: United States

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Les Misérables, Part 1: Jean Valjean

Directed by: Albert Capellani

Starring: Henry Krauss, Henri tivant, Maria Ventura

Country: United States

Les Misérables, Part 2: Fantine

Directed by: Albert Capellani

Starring: Maria Ventura, Maria Fromet, Mistinguett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1913 ?

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lester Burcham: American retailing executive, businessman, president of F.W.
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  • Sun Yet San calls for revolt against President Yuan Shikai in China.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1913 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Row, Row, Row - American Quartet
  2. Fritz Kreisler - Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)

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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1913?

  • Science: Science vol. 37 issue 956
  • Science: Science vol. 37 issue 955
  • Science: Science vol. 37 issue 954


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

The Judgment House

By: Gilbert Parker

The Judgment House is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Gilbert Parker is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition.

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The Amateur Gentleman

By: Jeffrey Farnol

One of a series from the English author who, known for his many romantic novels and swashbucklers, founded the Regency romantic genre with Georgette Heyer

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V.V.'s Eyes

By: Henry Sydnor Harrison

Henry Sydnor Harrison was an American novelist, born in Sewanee, Tenn.

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Heart of the Hills

By: John Fox, Jr.

First published in 1913, The Heart of the Hills is the last novel completed by John Fox Jr. and the final piece in his mountain trilogy.

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