Thursday January 16, 1908
US date format: 1/16/1908, UK date format: 16/1/1908
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Ethel Merman and Gunter Prien.
The Thieving Hand, directed by J. Stuart Blackton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 16, 1908?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Pinnacles National Monument, California established.