Tuesday 20 August 1901
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Salvatore Quasimodo and Gerhard Dieke.
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..
What the sky looked like on 20 August 1901
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1901 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Salvatore Quasimodo: Italian writer, a poet and translator who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1959.
- Gerhard Dieke: Germany Scientist.
- de Plas: St Quentin EXecutives.
- Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1901 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Sweet Annie Moore - Harry Macdonough & S. H. Dudley
- J.W. Myers - In the Shade of the Palm