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Wednesday 26 August 1908

US date format: 8/26/1908, UK date format: 26/8/1908

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bill Hunt and W B Henning. His First Job, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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What the sky looked like on 26 August 1908

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

His First Job

Directed by: Georges Méliès

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Robin Hood

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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Lost and Found

Directed by: Philip Hunt

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The Blue Bird

Directed by: Walter Lang

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Directed by: Benni Diez

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Historical Events

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  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • W B Henning: Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967).
  • Bill Hunt: Australian cricketer (d. 1983).
  • Ralph Houston: American guru, the founder of Agni Yoga groups in San Francisco in 1954, Los Angeles in 1955, and upper New York State in the early '60s.
  • Vivian Long: American doctor of chiropractic, opera singer teacher and astrologer.
  • Jacques-Paul Martin: French cardinal.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tony Pastor: American vaudeville performer (Born 1837).

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 26, 1908 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1908 ?

Top #7 songs in the USA
  1. Smarty - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
  2. I Want to Be a Merry, Merry Widow - Ada Jones
  3. Bye Bye Dearie - Frank Stanley & Henry Burr
  4. Il Trovatore - Ai Nostri Monti (Home to Our Mountains) - Enrico Caruso & Louise Homer
  5. I Want You - Henry Burr
  6. La Boheme - Quartetto: Addio, Dolce Svegliare (Farewell, Sweet Love) - Enrico Caruso & Geraldine Farrar & Antonio Scotti & Gina Viafora
  7. Red Wing Medley - Arthur Pryor's Band

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