Tuesday 2 October 1906
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Humphreys Whitfield and Willie Ley.
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1906 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- John Humphreys Whitfield: Scholar of Italian language and literature.
- Willie Ley: German-American science writer, lecturer and rocket engineer.
- Robert Vattier: French actor.
- August Komendant: Estonian-American engineer and academic (d. 1992).
- Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1906 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Good Old U.S.A. - J.W. Myers
- The Belle of the Ball - Frank Stanley
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