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Thursday 17 December 1903

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 17, 1903). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Erskine Caldwell and Ray Noble. The Magic Lantern, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903
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What the sky looked like on 17 December 1903

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The Magic Lantern

Directed by: Georges Méliès

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The Three Musketeers

Directed by: Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich

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The Ballet Master's Dream

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès, Zizi Papillon

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A Shocking Accident

Directed by: James Scott

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Jupiter's Thunderballs

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • 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).
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  • 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.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 17, 1903 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Mighty Like a Rose - George Alexander
  2. Up in a Cocoanut Tree - Billy Murray
  3. You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May - J.W. Myers
  4. By the Sycamore Tree - Bob Roberts

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