Tuesday September 17, 1901
US date format: 9/17/1901, UK date format: 17/9/1901
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It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1901). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (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 Léon Lasson and Francis Chichester.
Photographing a Country Couple, directed by Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 17, 1901?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Battle at Elands River Port: Boer General Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 17, 1901?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Harry Macdonough - In the Shade of the Palm
- Len Spencer - Con Clancy's Christening