Sunday 17 September 1911
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Riefling .
Besiegte Sieger, directed by Walter Schmidthssler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1911 ?
- 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
- Robert Riefling: Norwegian classical pianist and educationalist.
- 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hours 4 minutes
- 25th US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats F Sutton (8-10 61 97)
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Alexander's Ragtime Band - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
- A Perfect Day - Cecil Fanning
- Gems from Florodora - Victor Light Opera Co.
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