Thursday 17 December 1903
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Erskine Caldwell and Ray Noble.
while Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1903 ?
- Erskine Caldwell: American best-selling writer known for his two most successful novels, "Tobacco Road," 1932 and "God's Little Acre," 1933.
- Ray Noble: English bandleader composer and actor (d. 1978).
- At 10:35 AM, the first sustained, controlled, powered aircraft flight is made by Orville Wright in 12hp Flyer I at Kill Devil Hills, Kittyhawk, North Carolina. The flight lasts 12 seconds.
- The Wright Brothers make their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1903 ?
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- When Kate and I Were Comin' Thro' the Rye - Harry Macdonough
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