Thursday August 16, 1900

US date format: 8/16/1900, UK date format: 16/8/1900

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It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1900). The US president was William McKinley (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include L J Jensen and LJ Jensen. The Last Days of Pompeii, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
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The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

Watermelon Contest

Watermelon Contest

Directed by: James White

Sherlock Holmes Baffled

Sherlock Holmes Baffled

Directed by: Arthur Marvin

Starring: Anonymous

New Black Diamond Express

New Black Diamond Express

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

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