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Thursday 29 August 1907

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Wechsberg and Don Loper. O Rapto de Uma Actriz, directed by Lino Ferreira, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907 while The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

O Rapto de Uma Actriz

Directed by: Lino Ferreira

Starring: Lucinda do Carmo, Carlos Leal, Nascimento Fernandes

Country: United States

The Lady Athlete; or, Jiu Jitsu Downs the Footpads

Directed by: Alf Collins

Starring: Madame Garrud


Directed by: Arthur Gilbert

Starring: Felipe de Jess Haro

Country: United States


Directed by: Arthur Gilbert

Starring: N/A

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Directed by: N/A

Starring: N/A

Country: Denmark

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Which were the important events of 29 August 1907 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joseph Wechsberg: Austria -- Writer (Looking For a Bluebird).
  • Don Loper: American fashion designer, film producer and director, dancer and choreographer.
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  • The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.

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

The Port of Missing Men

By: Meredith Nicholson

This book is one of the classic book of all time.

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The Lady of the Decoration

By: Frances Little


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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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The Weavers

By: Gilbert Parker

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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