Tuesday 8 December 1908
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John A Volpe and Synnøve Aurdal.
Animated Matches, directed by mile Cohl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- John A Volpe: American politician and 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 1994).
- Synnøve Aurdal: Norwegian textile artist.
- Zenon Kliszko: Polish politician considered the right-hand man of KC Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR) leader Władysław Gomułka.
- Max Rouquette: Max Rouquette, pronounced Roqueta in Occitan language, was one of the most famous contemporary Occitan writers.
- Concha Piquer: Spanish singer and actress (d. 1990).
- John Volpe: American soldier and politician 61st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1994)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1908 ?
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- If You Cared for Me - Frederic Rose
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