Thursday August 29, 1901
US date format: 8/29/1901, UK date format: 29/8/1901
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 1901). The US president was William McKinley (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Aurele Joliat and Roger Pele.
Photographing a Country Couple, directed by Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 29, 1901?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 29, 1901?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Emilio DeGogorza - In the Shade of the Palm
- Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Huskin' Bee Dance