Wednesday 13 October 1909
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 13, 1909). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Art Tatum and Herbert Block.
His Lost Love, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1909 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Art Tatum: American jazz piano soloist who studied piano, guitar, violin and accordion.
- Herblock [Herbert L Block]: Roosevelt, Utah -- Political cartoonist.
- Herbert Block: American cartoonist (d. 2001).
- Jacques Guillebon: French military officer, a general in World War II, awarded the title of 'Compagnon de la Libération' (English: Companion of the Liberation).
- de Guillebon: Lun?ville Military man.
- Herblock : American author and illustrator (d. 2001).
- Francisco Ferrer Guardia: Spanish free-thinker (Born 1849).
- An agreement by Germany, Italy and Switzerland gives the Germans and Italians access to the Gotthard Rail Tunnel.