Wednesday 24 May 1916
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1916). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Porfirio Martinez Penaloza and Guy Thomas.
The Floorwalker, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1916 ?
- 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.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Porfirio Martinez Penaloza: Mexican journalist, poet, writer, translator and academic.
- Guy Thomas: Bourmont physician.
- Roden Cutler: Australian lieutenant and politician 32nd Governor of New South Wales (d. 2002).
- US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker.
- Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname.
- French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?
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- Prologue from Pagliacci - Louis Gravieure
- A Little Love, a Little Kiss - Maggie Teyte