Monday 26 August 1901
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Maxwell Taylor and Jimmy Rushing.
Photographing a Country Couple, directed by Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1901 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Maxwell Taylor: American military, a graduate from West Point Academy in 1922 and rising to the ranks of General.
- Jimmy Rushing: American singer and bandleader (Oklahoma City Blue Devils) (d. 1972).
- Tullio Campagnolo: Italy -- Bicycle manufacturer (Fiat).
- Edward Douglas: Scottish ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Priest ordained May 1, 1924.
- Jan Quay: Netherlands Scientist.
- Gen Maxwell D Taylor: Former US Army Chief of Staff.
- Hans Kammler: German engineer and SS officer (disappeared in 1945).
- Chen Yi: Chinese general and politician 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 1972).
- Eleanor Dark: Australian author and poet (d. 1985).
- Jan de Quay: Dutch Minister of war / Premier (KVP, 1959-63).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1901 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Uncle Josh's Huskin' Bee Dance - Cal Stewart
- In the Shade of the Palm - Emilio DeGogorza