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Sunday 31 May 1908

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Don Ameche and Ernest Terreau. Resa Stockholm-Göteborg genom Göta och Trollhätte kanaler, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908 while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Resa Stockholm-Göteborg genom Göta och Trollhätte kanaler

Starring: Henny Porten

Country: United States

The Robber's Sweetheart

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Robert Storm Petersen, Clara Nebelong, Viggo Larsen

Country: United States

Jeppe paa bjerget

Directed by: Viggo Larsen

Starring: Gustav Lund, Robert Storm Petersen

Country: United States

Barberaren i Sevilla

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

Country: United States

Trallala Lied

Directed by: Fritzi Massary

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1908 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Don Ameche: American actor in vaudeville and radio with some 50 films from 1936.
  • Ernest Terreau: France sport Champion.
  • Serge Rubenstein: Russian entrepreneur, a money juggler called a "financial wizard.
  • Mellie Uyldert: Dutch astrologer, one of Holland's Grand Ladies in astrology, instrumental in the revival of the interest in natural healing, herbs, precious stones and metals.
  • Marcel Lennuyeux: Toulouse Military man.
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Facts:
  • Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is first airplane passenger (Belgium).

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Maxim's - Harry Macdonough
  2. The Vilia Song - Elise Stevenson
  3. From Your Dear Heart to Mine - Frank Stanley
  4. Women - Peerless Quartet
  5. The Rosary - Ernestine Schumann-Heink

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Books

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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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The Lure of the Mask

By: Harold MacGrath

The story opens with a jump--literally. A young New Yorker, rich, of course, hears from his window on a night of fog and mist a woman's voice singing divinely.

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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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