Sunday 26 December 1909
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ninì Pietrasanta.
La expiación, directed by Segundo de Chomn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
On TV people were watching British Pathé News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1909 ?
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Zora Arkus-Duntov: Belgian-born American engineer.
- Ninì Pietrasanta: Italian climber, the wife of Gabriele Boccalatte.
- Matt Gordy: American pole vaulter (d. 1989).
- Frederic Remington: American painter sculptor and illustrator (d. 1909).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1909 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- It's Hard to Kiss Your Sweetheart (When the Last Kiss Means Good-Bye) - Frank Stanley & Elise Stevenson
- I'm Glad I'm a Boy - I'm Glad I'm a Girl - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
- Let's Go in to a Picture Show - Byron G. Harlan
- Down at the Huskin' Bee - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
- Sadie Salome, Go Home! - Edward M. Favor
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