Thursday 17 September 1903
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Minanogawa Tozo and Karel Miljon.
Der Specht, directed by N/A, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Minanogawa Tozo: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (d. 1971).
- Karel Miljon: Dutch boxer (d. 1984).
- Frank O'Connor: American actor and representationalist painter (Born 1897).
- Minanogawa Tōzō: Japanese sumo wrestler the 34th Yokozuna (d. 1971).
- Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
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