Saturday 1 May 1909
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ethel Jane and Yannis Ritsos.
Sherlock Holmes IV, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
while Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane 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 May 1909 ?
- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Ethel Jane: Cain original United Kingdom Speaking Clock voice.
- Yannis Ritsos: Greek poet.
- George Melachrino: composer.
- Pierre Blanchard: Saumur Military man.
- Endel Puusepp: Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (d. 1996).
- Yiannis Ritsos: Greek poet, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize, 9 times nominee for the Nobel Prize (d. 1990)
- Netherlands begins unity with Belgium.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1909 ?
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- Roses Bring Dreams of You - Peerless Quartet (Columbia Male Quartet)
- In Those Good Old Country Days - Harry Tally
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