Tuesday December 24, 1907, Christmas Eve
US date format: 12/24/1907, UK date format: 24/12/1907
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It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1907). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include I F Stone and Georges Joubaud.
Jack of All Trades, directed by Harvey Glazer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1907?
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1907?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
- Ada Jones & Len Spencer - You've Got to Love Me a Lot
- May Irwin - The Bully
- Byron G. Harlan - Two Blue Eyes (Two Little Baby Shoes)
- Harry Macdonough - Messiah: Every Valley Shall be Exalted
- Billy Murray - Take Me Back to New York Town