Wednesday 1 December 1909
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jan Koplowitz and Bob Kline.
The Life of Moses, directed by J. Stuart Blackton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1909 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Jan Koplowitz: writer.
- Bob Kline: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Boston Red Sox (1930-1934), the Philadelphia Athletics (1934) and Washington Senators (1934).
- Jean Rumeau: France Painter.
- 1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pennsylvania
- 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1909 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Red Head - Ada Jones
- Lonesome - Byron G. Harlan
- Gems from The Prince of To-Night - Victor Light Opera Co.
- Sweetheart's a Pretty Name When It's Y-O-U - Peerless Quartet
- The Last Rose of Summer - Elizabeth Wheeler
- When I Dream in the Gloaming of You - Harry Tally
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