Monday 17 August 1903
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Abram Chasins and Raoul Follereau.
Reliance: Shamrock III, directed by N/A, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Abram Chasins: Composer.
- Raoul Follereau: French writer and journalist, creator of the World Day against Leprosy and founder of "Fondation Raoul-Follereau" which fights against leprosy and poverty, and promotes access to education.
- Hans Gude: Norwegian-German painter and academic (d. 1903).
- Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia University and begins Pulitzer Prizes
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