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Monday 31 August 1903

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 31, 1903). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vladimir Jankélévitch and Arthur Godfrey. A Chess Dispute, directed by Robert W. Paul, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903
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A Chess Dispute

Directed by: Robert W. Paul

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The Gay Shoe Clerk

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter

Starring: Edward Boulden

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The Monster

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

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The Oracle of Delphi

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès

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A Scrap in Black and White

Directed by: Alfred C. Abadie

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Historical Events

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  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vladimir Jankélévitch: French musicologist and philosopher (d. 1985).
  • Arthur Godfrey: American entertainer, a radio announcer, singer, aviator, farmer, business executive, guitarist and ukulele player, a true renaissance man who cloaked his versatility under the guise of a home-spun good 'ole boy.
  • Bernard Lovell: England, United Kingdom -- Radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank.
  • Claude Clarac: French diplomat, married Annemarie Schwarzenback in 1935.
  • Cesar Moro: Peruvian poet and painter.
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  • Joe McGinnity wins his third doubleheader of the month.

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Planetary positions on August 31, 1903 - Geocentric view

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Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. The Rosary - William H. Thompson
  2. Hurrah for Baffin's Bay - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  3. Beautiful Bird, Sing On - Harry Macdonough & Joe Belmont

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