movieDate: september 23, 1909

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ON THIS DAY in 1909, French writer Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera was first published as a serialization in the newspaper Le Gaulois. Leroux’s story was adapted for the 1925 silent film, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starring Lon Chaney.

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movieDate: september 22, 1927

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ON THIS DAY in 1927, Jack Dempsey lost the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney. This event was depicted in the 1983 movie, DEMPSEY, starring Treat Williams.

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