Sunday 26 November 1911
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Raymond Scheyven and Ronald Diggens.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by Albert Capellani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 26 November 1911 ?
- Mongolia: Independence Day
- Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
- Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
- Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
- Raymond Scheyven: Belgian Minister of Economic Affairs.
- Ronald Diggens: English fabric manufacturer / multi-millionaire.
- Samuel H Reshevsky: Polish / US chess grandmaster / prodigy.
- Albert Coppé: Belgian politician, minister with the Christian-social party.
- Gaston De Bonneval: French Resistance fighter who spent two decades as Charles de Gaulle's aide-de-camp.
- Savino Guglielmetti: Italian pro gymnast, the winner of a Gold Medal in the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932.
- Robert Marchand: Famous as cyclist when over 100 years old. Marchand, a former firefighter, shoe and wine seller, bought his first bicycle when he was 66 years old (although he won his first race at 14). He became famous when he cycled 24 km in one hour on 2 February 2012, at age 100. He established another record when he cycled 100 km in Lyon on 28 September 2012, in 4h17m.
- Samuel Reshevsky: Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Chicken Reel - Arthur Collins
- Red Rose Rag - Dolly Connolly
- Spanish Love - Andrea Sarto
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