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Saturday 26 December 1908

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean Geraud and Ralph Hill. De Garraf a Barcelona, directed by Fructus Gelabert, 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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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

De Garraf a Barcelona

Directed by: Fructus Gelabert

Starring: Edith Buemann, Gustav Lund, Elith Pio

Country: United States

Le paralytique

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Rene Carl, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States


Directed by: François Evenepoel

Starring: Maria Caserini, Fanny Deslisles

Country: United States

La princesse d'Ys

Directed by: tienne Arnaud

Starring: Alice Tissot, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States

Le miroir hypnotique

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Rene Carl, Maurice Vinot

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1908 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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  • Jack Johnson becomes the first African American heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Peerless Quartet - Old Black Joe
  2. Don't Take Me Home - Bob Roberts
  3. Stille Nacht, Helige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night) - Ernestine Schumann-Heink
  4. Billy Murray - I'm Glad I'm Married
  5. When You and I Were Young, Maggie - Will Oakland

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

Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill


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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 Lure of the Mask

By: Harold MacGrath

The story opens with a jump--literally. A young New Yorker, rich, of course, hears from his window on a night of fog and mist a woman's voice singing divinely.

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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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