Friday 14 September 1917
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ettore Sottsass and Rudolf Baumgartner.
The Gulf Between, directed by Wray Physioc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells 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 1917 ?
- 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.
- Ettore Sottsass: Italian architect and designer (Born 1917).
- Rudolf Baumgartner: Swiss conductor and violinist.
- Phyllis Frost: Australian philanthropist (d. 2004).
- Kerenski regime declares Russian Republic
- Provisional government of Russia established, Republic proclaimed.
- Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.
- Russia is declared a republic by the Provisional Government.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1917 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Waltz of the Hours - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
- Joan of Arc - Henry Burr
- For Your Country and My Country - Peerless Quartet
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