Thursday 17 September 1908
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Franz J A Grothe and John Creasey.
The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, directed by Francis Boggs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. 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 September 1908 ?
- 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
- Franz J A Grothe: German composer.
- John Creasey: English author and politician (d. 1973).
- Rafael Israelyan: Georgian-Armenian architect and educator designed the Sardarapat Memorial and St. Vartan Cathedral (d. 1973).
- The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1908 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I've Taken Quite a Fancy to You - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
- Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
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