Friday August 17, 1900
US date format: 8/17/1900, UK date format: 17/8/1900
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It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1900). The US president was William McKinley (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Quincy Howe and Antoine Pierson.
The Last Days of Pompeii, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
But much more happened that day: find out below..