Monday 8 May 1911
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Johnson and Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman.
Privatsekretæren, directed by August Blom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
while The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol 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 8 May 1911 ?
- 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)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Robert Johnson: US Delta-blues singer / guitarist, poisoned at 27.
- Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman: Dutch lawyer / Foreign Minister.
- Robert Dinel: France Actor.
- Wilhelm de Gaay Fortman: Dutch jurist and politician Dutch Minister of The Interior (d. 1997).
- Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa launches an attack against government troops in Ciudad Juarez without Madero's permission the government troops surrender on May 10.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart - Arthur Clough
- Think It Over, Mary - Byron G. Harlan
- Gems from The Pirates of Penzance - Victor Light Opera Co.
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