Wednesday 2 August 1916
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Reginald Murley and Jean-Claude Aaron.
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1916 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Reginald Murley: Surgeon.
- Jean-Claude Aaron: French businessman, a builder and developer who organized the financing of the Maine-Montparnasse Tower in Paris.
- Camille Hilaire: Metz Painters.
- Alfonso Ossorio: Filipino-American painter and sculptor (d. 1990).
- Hamish MacCunn: Scottish musician, a conductor, composer and writer of operas, overtures and choir works.
- World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1916 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- There's a Quaker Down in Quaker Town - Peerless Quartet
- Baby Shoes - Henry Burr
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