Saturday 1 April 1911
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Hamlet, directed by William G.B. Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1911 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Fauja Singh: Indian-English runner.
- Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys: Dutch soccer star / writer.
- Marcel Rivault: Angers physician.
- Ferdinand J: Kranenburg Dutch Secretary of Defense (Socialist Democrat).
- Naboth Mokgatle: South African trade Unionist and political activist, who collaborated with other trade unionists and activists, leading to the formation of many unions in Pretoria.
- Anne-Marie Ørbeck: Norwegian pianist and composer. She made her debut as a pianist in Oslo in 1933 with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Her career as a musician and composer was interrupted by World War II, but her song cycle "Vonir i blømetid" (Hope at Blossom-Time) won a prize in 1942 from the Norwegian Society of Composers. Her Symphony in D Major was premièred in Bergen in 1954, making her the first female Norwegian symphonic composer.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1911 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Enrico Caruso - Addio (Good-Bye)
- I'm So Tired of Livin', I Don't Care When I Die - Arthur Collins
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