Wednesday 23 April 1902
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Halldor Laxness and Halldór Laxness.
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1902 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Halldor Laxness: Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998).
- Halldór Laxness: Icelandic novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.
- Louis Salou: French stage and film actor who died in Fontenay-aux-Roses at 4:30am on 12 October 1948.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1902 ?
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- Sousa's Band - Semper Fidelis
- On a Sunday Afternoon - J.W. Myers
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