Monday 31 August 1908
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere and Peter Conrad Baden.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1908 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere: Local historian.
- Peter Conrad Baden: Composer.
- Anne Carlson: Canadian astrologer who joined the AFA 10/1977 in Los Angeles.
- William Saroyan: American writer of short stories, novels and plays who achieved immediate fame in 1934 with a short story.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1908 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- 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
- Smarty - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
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