Friday 18 August 1911
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jacques Wertheimer and Amelia Boynton Robinson.
Die Ballhaus-Anna, directed by Walter Schmidthssler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
while The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright 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 18 August 1911 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Jacques Wertheimer: French businessman who inherited and ran the renowned House of Chanel perfume company.
- Amelia Boynton Robinson: American leader in the Schiller Institute.
- Ren? Florio: Grenoble physician.
- Amelia Robinson: American activist (d. 2015).
- Klara von Neumann: Hungarian computer scientist and programmer (d. 1963).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1911 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man - Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth
- That was Before I Met You - Ada Jones & Walter Van Brunt
- That Was Before I Met You (solo version) - Walter Van Brunt
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