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Friday 12 January 1906

1906-01-12

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Primi calori, directed by Arturo Ambrosio, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906 while Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Réactions de Suzanne

Directed by: Ovide Decroly

Starring: Albert Gater, Marie Grey, James Rouse

Country: United States

Gabino, el Mayora

Directed by: Eugene Py

Starring: Albert Gater, Marie Grey, James Rouse

Country: United States

El soldado de la Independencia

Directed by: Eugene Py

Starring: Albert Gater, Marie Grey, James Rouse

Country: United States

Vappu Helsingissä

Directed by: Oscar Lindelf

Starring: Albert Gater, Marie Grey, James Rouse

Country: United States

Primi calori

Directed by: Arturo Ambrosio

Starring: Albert Gater, Marie Grey, James Rouse

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tex Ritter: Texas, United States -- Country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind).
  • Emmanuel Levinas: Lithuanian-French historian philosopher and academic (d. 1995).
See other famous people born on 12 January
Facts:
  • 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
  • Football rules committee legalizes the forward pass.
  • Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
  • Persian Constitutional Revolution: a nationalistic coalition of merchants, religious leaders and intellectuals in Persia forces the shah to grant a constitution and establish a national assembly, the Majlis.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1906 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. How'd You Like to Spoon with Me? - Corrine Morgan & Haydn Quartet
  2. Moonlight - Sousa's Band

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Coniston

By: Winston Churchill

First I am to write a love-story of long ago, of a time some little while after General Jackson had got into the White House and had shown the world what a real democracy was.

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Lady Baltimore

By: Owen Wister

Like Adam, our first conspicuous ancestor, I must begin, and lay the blame upon a woman; I am glad to recognize that I differ from the father of my sex in no important particular, being as manlike as most of ...

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The Fighting Chance

By: Robert W. Chambers

The speed of the train slackened; a broad tidal river flashed into sight below the trestle, spreading away on either hand through yellowing level meadows. And now, above the roaring undertone of the cars, from far ahead floated back the ...

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The House of a Thousand Candles

By: Meredith Nicholson

The House of a Thousand Candles

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