Thursday 16 August 1900
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include LJ Jensen .
A Farmer's Imitation of Ching Ling Foo, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
while Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- LJ Jensen: American professional astrologer and writer in Kansas City, MO in 1939 who specialized in financial astrology.
- Eca de Queiroz: Portuguese writer (Born 1845).
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