Monday 17 August 1908US date format: 8/17/1908, UK date format: 17/8/1908
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kurt Hessenberg .
His First Job, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 17 August 1908
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1908 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Bank of Italy opens new headquarters at Clay and Montgomery.
- Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, realized by Emile Cohl, is shown in Paris.