Saturday 24 June 1916
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Flirting with Fate, directed by Christy Cabanne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- John Ciardi: Poet / critic (translated Dante).
- William Saxbe: American soldier lawyer and politician 70th United States Attorney General (d. 2010).
- William B Saxbe: American politician (d. 2010).
- Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
- World War I: the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1916 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- So Long, Letty - Prince's Orchestra
- Siam - American Quartet
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