Monday 2 November 1914
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Johnny Vander Meer and Antoine Casenobe.
The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England, directed by Maurice Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1914 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Johnny Vander Meer: baseball player (d. 1997).
- Antoine Casenobe: French aviator, a flying ace in World War II having won 7 victories in aerial combat.
- Ray Walston: American actor who became most noted for the TV sitcom series "My Favorite Martian.
- Johnny Meer: American baseball player and manager (d. 1997).
- Great Britain annexes Cyprus
- V Herbert and H Blossoms Only Girl, premieres in New York City
- Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1914 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- You're More Than the World to Me - Manuel Romain
- The Old Homestead - Prince's Orchestra
- Dear Love Days - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell & Will Oakland
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