Sunday 13 August 1911
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Isabelle D'Orléans-Bragance and Johannes Prassek.
Die Ballhaus-Anna, directed by Walter Schmidthssler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1911 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Isabelle D'Orléans-Bragance: French historical author and consort of the Orleanist pretender, Henri, Count of Paris.
- Johannes Prassek: German Catholic priest, and one of the Lübeck martyrs, guillotined on 10 November 1943 for opposing the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler in 1943.
- Claude Sainval: German-born French actor.
- (Gaultier) Raymondys: France Actor.
- Paul Payrau: L'Isle en Dodon physician.
- William Bernbach: American advertiser, co-founder of Dyle, Dane, and Bernbach (now DDB) (d. 1982)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- That Was Before I Met You (solo version) - Walter Van Brunt
- That was Before I Met You - Ada Jones & Walter Van Brunt
- Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man - Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth
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