Wednesday 16 August 1911
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include E F Schumacher and E Schumacher.
Die Ballhaus-Anna, directed by Walter Schmidthssler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
while The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland 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 16 August 1911 ?
- 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
- E F Schumacher: German economist and statistician (d. 1977).
- E Schumacher: German economist and statistician (d. 1977).
- Karl Munzinger: Composer, dies at 68.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man - Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth
- That was Before I Met You - Ada Jones & Walter Van Brunt
- That Was Before I Met You (solo version) - Walter Van Brunt
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