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Sunday 26 December 1909

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oldřich Nejedlý and Zora Arkus-Duntov. El pobre Valbuena, directed by Segundo de Chomn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909 while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

El pobre Valbuena

Directed by: Segundo de Chomn

Starring: Philip Bech, Aage Bjrnbak, Alfred Cohn

Country: United States

Prins Albert in het centrum van Kongo

Directed by: François Evenepoel

Starring: Eliseo Gutirrez

Country: United States

La expiación

Directed by: Segundo de Chomn

Starring: Andrs Cabot Puig

Country: United States

La esclusa

Directed by: Narciso Cuys

Starring: Andrs Cabot Puig

Country: United States

The Butterfly

Starring: Witold d'Antone, Franz Porten, Henny Porten

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1909 ?

  • 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1909 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. I'm Glad I'm a Boy - I'm Glad I'm a Girl - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  2. It's Hard to Kiss Your Sweetheart (When the Last Kiss Means Good-Bye) - Frank Stanley & Elise Stevenson
  3. Let's Go in to a Picture Show - Byron G. Harlan
  4. Down at the Huskin' Bee - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  5. Sadie Salome, Go Home! - Edward M. Favor

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

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

By: John Fox, Jr.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909.

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Katrine Elinor

By: Macartney Lane

Elinor Macartney Lane (1864 – March 15, 1909) was an American novelist who was popular in the first decade of the 1900s. After publishing a number of short stories, she wrote three novels: Mills of God (1901),[2] Nancy Stair (1904),[3] ...

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The Man in Lower Ten

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

"The Man in Lower Ten" book has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication. "McKnight is gradually taking over the criminal end of the business.

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The Silver Horde

By: Rex Beach

Rex Beach was an American novelist and playwright whose most famous works during the early 20th century consisted of Westerns, many of which are still widely read today.

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