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Chinatown

Jack Nicholson bears the scars of combat in Chinatown

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 June   The Aqua Traiana inaugurated, 109 On this day in 109, the aqueduct the Aqua Traiana was put into service. Built on the orders of the emperor Trajan, it supplied Rome with fresh water. Rome’s appetite for water …

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Without Limits

Billy Crudup as Steve Prefontaine in Without Limits

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 November     Adolf Dassler born, 1900 On this day in 1900, Adolf Dassler, known to his friends as Adi, was born, in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. A cobbler by training he started making his own sports shoes after returning …

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