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Thursday 26 January 1911

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Norbert Schultze and Polykarp Kusch. In the Hands of Impostors, directed by August Blom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911 while The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

In the Hands of Impostors

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Clara Pontoppidan, Lauritz Olsen, Thora Meincke

Country: United States

Maria Bricca

Directed by: Edoardo Bencivenga

Starring: Lidia Quaranta

Country: United States

La digue

Directed by: Abel Gance

Starring: Robert Lvy, Paulette Noizeux, Pierre Renoir

Country: United States

Midsummer Tide

Directed by: August Blom

Starring: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Augustus Carney, Harry Todd

Country: United States

A Condessa Descalca

Directed by: Guelfo Andalo

Starring: Amica Pelissier, Cristiano Reis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1911 ?

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
Famous Birthdays:
  • Norbert Schultze: German composer and songwriter (Born 1911).
  • Polykarp Kusch: German author, teacher and physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1955 for his determination of the magnetic movement of the electron.
  • Pierre Louis: France sport Champion.
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  • Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • Glenn Curtiss pilots first successful hydroplane, San Diego California.
  • Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1911 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Fritz Kreisler - Liebesfreud (Old Vienna Waltz)
  2. Fritz Kreisler - Meditation from Thais
  3. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - Prince's Orchestra

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

The Broad Highway

By: Jeffrey Farnol

New York NY: A.L. Burt, 1911. No writing, tanned pages, separation at back ep, all intact, tanned spine, no jacket. Good condition..

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The Prodigal Judge

By: Vaughan Kester

An excellent popular book for all readers.

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The Harvester

By: Gene Stratton Porter

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The Iron Woman

By: Margaret Deland

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