Monday December 24, 1906, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1906, UK date format: 24/12/1906

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1906). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Hadley Chase and John Walker. The Mysterious Retort, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906
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The Mysterious Retort

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

The Witch

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

The Magic Flute

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

A Crazy Composer

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

Getting Evidence

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter

Starring: Paul Panzer

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1906?


    Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

    Events

  • Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1906?


    Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. Would You Leave Your Happy Home for Me? - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  2. The Moon Has His Eyes on You - Ada Jones
  3. Jimmie and Maggie at the Ball Game - Len Spencer & Ada Jones

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