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Friday 23 August 1901

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 23, 1901). The US president was William McKinley (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cecil Rolph Hewitt and Karl Bechert. Photographing a Country Couple, directed by Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
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What the sky looked like on 23 August 1901

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Photographing a Country Couple

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter

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What Came Out of the Cheese; or, The Lilliputians in a New York Restaurant

What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City

Directed by: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter

Starring: A.C. Abadie, Florence Georgie

Panoramic View of Electric Tower from a Balloon

Esquimaux Game of Snap-the-Whip

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1901 ?

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cecil Rolph Hewitt: Journalist / policeman.
  • Karl Bechert: German scientist, a theoretical physicist whose work was mainly in atomic physics.
  • Guy Bush: American baseball player and manager (d. 1985).
  • John Cooper: American captain lawyer and politician 2nd United States Ambassador to East Germany (d. 1991).
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 23, 1901 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1901 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Sweet Annie Moore - Harry Macdonough & S. H. Dudley
  2. J.W. Myers - In the Shade of the Palm

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