Friday 24 December 1909, Christmas Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Adam Popovich and Adam Rapacki.
Sonho de Valsa, directed by Jos Gonalves Leonardo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
while The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1909 ?
- 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.
- Adam Popovich: composer.
- Adam Rapacki: Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68).
- No?l Jacquemart: Sedan EXecutives.
- Nicolaas G Pierson director Suriname/Dutch Bank: dies at age 80.
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- The Hat My Father Wore on St. Patrick's Day - Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet
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