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Wednesday 26 August 1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bill Hunt and W B Henning. Stung, directed by Benni Diez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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Movies

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Stung

Directed by: Benni Diez

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Behind the Scenes

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Florence Lawrence, Gladys Egan, Kate Bruce, George Gebhardt

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Mary Stuart

Directed by: Albert Capellani

Starring: Jeanne Delvair, Jacques Grétillat, Henry Krauss, Paul Capellani

Othello

Directed by: Franz Porten

Starring: Franz Porten, Henny Porten, Rosa Porten

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • W B Henning: Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967).
  • Bill Hunt: Australian cricketer (d. 1983).
  • Ralph Houston: American guru, the founder of Agni Yoga groups in San Francisco in 1954, Los Angeles in 1955, and upper New York State in the early '60s.
  • Vivian Long: American doctor of chiropractic, opera singer teacher and astrologer.
  • Jacques-Paul Martin: French cardinal.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tony Pastor: American vaudeville performer (Born 1837).

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Music Charts

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Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. Smarty - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  2. I Want to Be a Merry, Merry Widow - Ada Jones
  3. Bye Bye Dearie - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr
  4. Il Trovatore - Ai Nostri Monti (Home to Our Mountains) - Enrico Caruso & Louise Homer
  5. I Want You - Henry Burr
  6. La Boheme - Quartetto: Addio, Dolce Svegliare (Farewell, Sweet Love) - Enrico Caruso & Geraldine Farrar & Antonio Scotti & Gina Viafora
  7. Red Wing Medley - Arthur Pryor's Band

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