Sunday 1 July 1906
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Estée Lauder and Edward Lansing Gordon Jr.
while The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 July 1906 ?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Estée Lauder: American businesswoman co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies (d. 2004).
- Edward Lansing Gordon Jr: Jackson, Mississippi -- Long jumper (1932 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Frank Parker: NYC, New York -- Actor (Shawn-Days of our Life).
- Jean Dieudonne: French mathematician (d. 1992).
- Estee Lauder: American entrepreneur (d. 2004).
- Jean Dieudonné: French mathematician and academic (d. 1992).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1906 ?
Top #7 songs in the USA
- On the Rocky Road to Dublin - Vess Ossman
- When the Roll is Called Up Yonder - Haydn Quartet
- La Forza Del Destino - Solenne In Quest' Ora (Swear in This Hour) - Antonio Scotti
- My Lovin' Henry - Ada Jones
- American Fantasie - Arthur Pryor's Band
- Sunday School Picnic at Pumpkin Center - Cal Stewart
- Forza Del Destino - Solenne in Quest 'Ora (Swear in This Hour) - Enrico Caruso
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