Monday 1 April 1901
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Boris Koutzen and Teddy Jefferson.
The Wonderful Trick Donkey, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
while The Right of Way by Gilbert Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1901 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Boris Koutzen: Composer.
- Teddy Jefferson: British chauffeur, the younger brother of comic actor Stan Laurel.
- Whittaker Chambers: American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961).
- Francois M Raoult: French physicist / chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1901 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Good-Bye, Dolly Gray - Big Four Quartet
- Minstrel Record No. 3 - Georgia Minstrel Co.
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