Sunday 16 August 1903US date format: 8/16/1903, UK date format: 16/8/1903
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1903). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cornelis Gorter and de L'Estoile.
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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
- Cornelis Gorter: Dutch astrologer and author of "Techniek der astrologie" (= technique of astrology) and "Planetenloop en mensenlot" (= planetary movements and human destiny), textbooks used by many students of astrology in the Netherlands.
- de L'Estoile: Pamiers Military man.
- Jacques Naulleau: Cand? physician.
- Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, New York Yankees win 12-8.