Thursday May 08, 1902
US date format: 5/8/1902, UK date format: 8/5/1902
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 1902). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include André Lwoff and Luigi Alessio.
Bluebeard, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 08, 1902?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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- In Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.