Tuesday 9 July 1918
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jarl Wahlstrom and Herbert Brun.
A Pair of Silk Stockings, directed by Walter Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 July 1918 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
- Palau - Constitution Day.
- Argentina - Independence Day.
- Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
- Herbert Brun: Composer.
- Jarl Wahlstrom: Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999).
- Tor Tank-Nielsen: Norwegian chemical engineer and industry manager.
- Pierre Cordelier: Périgueux Journalist.
- Nile Kinnick: Football Player.
- Nicolaas de Bruijn: Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 2012).
- Jarl Wahlström: Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999).
- Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal
- Great train wreck of 1918: in Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.
- Congress establishes the Silver Star for gallantry in action against an opposing armed force.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1918 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There) - Edna White's Trumpet Quartet
- Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land - Al Jolson
- Original Dixieland Jazz Band - At the Jazz Band Ball