Monday December 17, 1900
US date format: 12/17/1900, UK date format: 17/12/1900
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It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Lois Haines Sargent and Katina Paxinou.
The Last Alarm, directed by William West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 17, 1900?