Saturday 15 October 1910
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hélène Althusser and Edwin Reischauer.
Dorian Grays Portræt, directed by Axel Strm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910
while Simon the Jester by William J. Locke 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 15 October 1910 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Hélène Althusser: She had joined the French Communist Party in 1930 and fought in the Resistance.
- Edwin Reischauer: Japanese-American scholar and diplomat United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1990).
- Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel heavyweight boxing champ: shot and killed.
- Stanley Ketchel: American boxer (Born 1886).
- Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1910 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! - Frank Stanley & Byron G. Harlan
- Angel Eyes - Billy Murray & Elida Morris
- The Blarney Stone - Harry Lauder
- Big Bass Viol - Peerless Quartet
- See the Pale Moon - Harry Anthony & James F. Harrison
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