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Monday 17 April 1905

US date format: 4/17/1905, UK date format: 17/4/1905

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 17, 1905). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Louis Jean Heydt and Carlos Oquendo de Amat. Fireworks, directed by Katie Messer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905
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Directed by: Katie Messer

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The Sign of the Cross

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Directed by: Michael Anderson

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Over the Hedge

Directed by: Tim Johnson

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The Hold-up of the Leadville Stage

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  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Louis Jean Heydt: Montclair, New Jersey -- Actor (Joe-Waterfront).
  • Carlos Oquendo de Amat: Peruvian poet, considered one of the most outstanding exponents of contemporary poetry in Peru, along with compatriots Jose Maria Eguren, Cesar Vallejo, Adam Martin and César Moro, among others.
  • Louis Heydt: American journalist and actor (d. 1960).
  • Arthur Lake: Corbin, Kentucky -- Actor (Dagwood-Blondie).
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  • US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which holds that the ''right to free contract'' is implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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