Saturday 14 January 1911
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include George Amadee and Helmut Degen.
Maria Bricca, directed by Edoardo Bencivenga, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
while The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 14 January 1911 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- George Amadee: Tremblay composer.
- Helmut Degen: composer.
- Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins: Tattoo artist (d. 1973).
- Anatoly Rybakov: Russian-American author (d. 1998).
- Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
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