Wednesday 17 May 1911
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Privatsekretæren, directed by August Blom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1911 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Alberic O'Kelly De Galway: Belgian chess champion.
- Elvira Gascon: Spanish painter and engraver.
- Knut Anders: Haukfield SOE Operative.
- Lisa Fonssagrives: Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992).
- Maureen O'Sullivan: Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1998).
- Frederick August Otto Schwarz: American entrepreneur (Born 1836).
- 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51.
- Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Diaz is convinced to resign but does not do so yet.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine - Ada Jones & Billy Murray & American Quartet
- Some of These Days - American Quartet
- Oh, That We Two Were Maying - Elizabeth Wheeler
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