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Saturday 29 August 1908

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Merle and Jean Michelet. while The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Fight for Freedom

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Florence Auer, John G. Adolfi, Kate Bruce

Country: United States

Suzugamori

Starring: Vladimir Davydov, V. Garlin, A. Novinskij

Country: United States

Maria Marten

Directed by: William Haggar

Starring: Violet Haggar, Walter Haggar

Country: United States

I promessi sposi

Directed by: Mario Morais

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Los carreros

Directed by: Eugene Py

Starring: Vladimir Davydov, V. Garlin, A. Novinskij

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • 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:
  • Robert Merle: French author, sci-fi writer, teacher, philologist, also journalist, communist, historian, novelist.
  • Jean Michelet: Norwegian officer and industrialist.
  • Henri Drieux: Dernay physician.
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Facts:
  • New York gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London.

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Music Charts

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

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. Bye Bye Dearie - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr
  2. Smarty - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  3. La Boheme - Quartetto: Addio, Dolce Svegliare (Farewell, Sweet Love) - Enrico Caruso & Geraldine Farrar & Antonio Scotti & Gina Viafora
  4. Red Wing Medley - Arthur Pryor's Band
  5. I Want to Be a Merry, Merry Widow - Ada Jones
  6. I Want You - Henry Burr
  7. Il Trovatore - Ai Nostri Monti (Home to Our Mountains) - Enrico Caruso & Louise Homer

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Books

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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 Barrier

By: Rex Beach

The Barrier by Rex Beach (c. 1908 Blue Hardcover with gold color lettered spine.)

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Mr. Crewe's Career

By: Winston Churchill

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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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