Sunday May 24, 1903
US date format: 5/24/1903, UK date format: 24/5/1903
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 1903). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Aram Katchaturian Armenian composer and Hilding Hallnas.
Rip Van Winkle, directed by Will Vinton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1903?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- The Paris-Madrid race begins, during which at least eight people are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 1903?
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- Harry Macdonough - Since I first Met You