Friday 12 October 1917
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hans Bentz van den Berg and Roque Maspoli.
Seven Keys to Baldpate, directed by Hugh Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
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- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Hans Bentz van den Berg: Dutch actor (Last Train).
- Roque Maspoli: Uruguayan footballer (d. 2004).
- Han Bentz van den Berg: Dutch actor and theatre director.
- Roque Máspoli: Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2004).
- World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
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