Sunday September 14, 1902
US date format: 9/14/1902, UK date format: 14/9/1902
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 14, 1902). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Pierre Pasquier and Giorgos Papasideris.
A Trip to the Moon, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 14, 1902?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Reinhold Finsterbusch: Composer, dies at 76.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 14, 1902?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Harry Macdonough - The Mansion of Aching Hearts
- Dan Quinn - Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home