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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. A Christmas Carol, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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Movies

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

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The Puppet's Nightmare

Directed by: Émile Cohl

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Fire at Sea

Directed by: Gianfranco Rosi

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Mrs. Jones Entertains

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: John R. Cumpson, Florence Lawrence, Jeanie Macpherson, Linda Arvidson

The Tenderfoot

Directed by: Francis Boggs

Starring: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Tom Santschi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • Jack Johnson becomes the first African American heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.

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Music Charts

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

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

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