Thursday 17 October 1912
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Paul I [Albino Luciano] and Pope John.
From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
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Which were the important events of 17 October 1912 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- John Paul I [Albino Luciano]: 263rd Roman Catholic Pope (1978).
- Pope John: Paul I (d. 1978).
- John Paul: Italian Roman Catholic 263rd Pope who reigned for only a short 34 days.
- Victor Serebriakoff: British Mensan, the Chairman of Mensan International.
- Titus Vibe-Müller: Norwegian film director and film editor.
- John : Pope John Paul I (d. 1978)
- Theodore Marier: American composer and educator founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (d. 2001)
- Jack Owens: American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982)
- Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
- Krupp engineers Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer patent austenitic stainless steel.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1912 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Way Down South - Heidelberg Quintet
- Whistle It - Ada Jones & Peerless Quartet
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