Tuesday 11 July 1916
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gough Whitlam and Reg Varney.
Flirting with Fate, directed by Christy Cabanne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster 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 11 July 1916 ?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Gough Whitlam: Australian politician who joined the ALP in 1945 and on 11/29/1952, won the federal seat of Werriwa.
- 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings
- Reg Varney: English actor and screenwriter (d. 2008).
- Howard Brubeck: Composer.
- Alexander Prokhorov: Australian-Russian physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002).
- Rik Wouters: Belgian painter and sculptor, the leading Belgian exponent of Fauvism.
- 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted
- Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1916 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- That Hula Hula - Charles King & Elizabeth Brice
- Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
- All I Want is a Cottage, Some Roses, and You - Geoffrey O'Hara
- Birds in the Night (A Lullaby) - Sophie Braslau
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