Wednesday September 16, 1908
US date format: 9/16/1908, UK date format: 16/9/1908
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 16, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Beecher Moore and Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch.
Not Guilty, directed by , 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 September 16, 1908?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
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- Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
- William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc
- The General Motors Corporation is founded.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 16, 1908?
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Harry Macdonough & John Bieling - Over the Hills and Far Away