Thursday 13 August 1908
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gene Raymond .
The Fight for Freedom, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1908 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Gene Raymond: NYC, New York -- Actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater).
- Ira D Sankey: US evangelist / Composer / singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67.
- Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1908 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- O Sole Mio - Emilio DeGogorza
- I Love, and the World is Mine - Henry Burr
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