Saturday 29 August 1908
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1908 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Jean Michelet: Norwegian officer and industrialist.
- Henri Drieux: Dernay physician.
- Robert Merle: French author, sci-fi writer, teacher, philologist, also journalist, communist, historian, novelist.
- New York gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1908 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- Smarty - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
- La Boheme - Quartetto: Addio, Dolce Svegliare (Farewell, Sweet Love) - Enrico Caruso & Geraldine Farrar & Antonio Scotti & Gina Viafora
- Red Wing Medley - Arthur Pryor's Band
- I Want to Be a Merry, Merry Widow - Ada Jones
- I Want You - Henry Burr
- Il Trovatore - Ai Nostri Monti (Home to Our Mountains) - Enrico Caruso & Louise Homer
- Bye Bye Dearie - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr
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