Thursday 26 January 1905
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Carmel Heenan and Maria Augusta von Trapp.
Wonderful Beehive, directed by Gaston Velle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905
while The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, Jr. was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1905 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- John Carmel Heenan: Essex, England -- Cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75).
- Maria Augusta von Trapp: Austria -- Singer - inspired "Sound of Music".
- Marquess of Bath: English large landowner / multi-millionaire.
- John Heenan: British ecclesiastic, a pugnacious Cardinal Archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church.
- P Jacob: German actor, radio announcer, playwright and director, who died on 20 July 1977 in Schwäbisch Hall.
- Bernard Minetti: German stage/film/tv actor, director, wrote autobiography.
- Walter Jacob: Germany Actor
- Charles Lane: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)
- Maria von Trapp: Austrian-American singer (d. 1987)
- Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea.
- The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.62135 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1905 ?
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- My Little Canoe - Haydn Quartet
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