Wednesday 17 September 1902
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Esther Ralston and Henri Longuet.
while The Virginian by Owen Wister was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1902 ?
- 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)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Esther Ralston: American actress of silent screen note.
- Henri Longuet: Brest EXecutives.
- Bea Miles: Australian author (d. 1973).
- US protests anti-semitism in Romania
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1902 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Mansion of Aching Hearts - Harry Macdonough
- Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - Dan Quinn
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