Monday 14 September 1908
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bernie Green and Clayton Moore.
Gans-Nelson Fight, directed by Joe Gans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
while Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill 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 14 September 1908 ?
- 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.
- Bernie Green: NYC, New York -- Orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show).
- Clayton Moore: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Lone Ranger).
- Kenneth Murray: American pilot who spun to his death in a crash while performing as a stunt pilot over a crowd on 6/13/1931 when a wing of his plane fell off.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1908 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I've Taken Quite a Fancy to You - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
- Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
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