Friday 17 September 1909
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ivan Devries and Elizabeth Wilkinson.
Sherlock Holmes V, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
while The Silver Horde by Rex Beach 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 1909 ?
- 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
- Ivan Devries: French radio producer, 1935-1975.
- Elizabeth Wilkinson: Professor German University College London.
- Kenneth Darling: Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe.
- Elizabeth Enright: American author and illustrator (d. 1968).
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