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Monday 17 August 1903

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1903). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raoul Follereau and Abram Chasins. A Chess Dispute, directed by Robert W. Paul, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903
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A Chess Dispute

Directed by: Robert W. Paul

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The Gay Shoe Clerk

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter

Starring: Edward Boulden

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The Monster

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

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The Oracle of Delphi

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

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A Scrap in Black and White

Directed by: Alfred C. Abadie

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Historical Events

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  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Raoul Follereau: French writer and journalist, creator of the World Day against Leprosy and founder of "Fondation Raoul-Follereau" which fights against leprosy and poverty, and promotes access to education.
  • Abram Chasins: Composer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hans Gude: Norwegian-German painter and academic (d. 1903).
  • Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia University and begins Pulitzer Prizes

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