Wednesday 14 August 1901
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Pitman and Alice Rivaz.
The 'Abbot' and 'Cresceus' Race, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
while The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn was one of the best selling books.
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- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- James Pitman: Bath, England -- Educator / publisher / phonetic speller.
- Alice Rivaz: Swiss pianist and author (d. 1998).
- SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska and sinks killing 70
- The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
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