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Thursday 1 February 1900

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was William McKinley (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Potter and John Stewart.
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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Clment Maurice

Starring: Emilio Cossira

Country: United States

Trial Run of the Battleship 'Alabama'

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham

Country: United States

Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham

Country: United States

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Le danse des saisons

Directed by: Alice Guy

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham

Country: United States

The Girl from Paris

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1900 ?

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen Potter: Humorist / writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders).
  • John Stewart: Scottish physician and surgeon, the author of "Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat.
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  • Western Australia announced its refusal to join the Australian Federation unless it is given five more years of fiscal freedom.
  • Governor William Goebel of Kentucky dies of wounds after being shot by several assassins on January 30. Goebel, who had prevailed in a dispute over the winner of the election in November 1899, had been sworn in on his deathbed. The former Secretary of State of Kentucky Caleb Powers is later found guilty in the conspiracy to kill Goebel.
  • Strikers in Aachen, Vienna, and Brussels demand an eight-hour working day and higher wages.
  • The United Kingdom and the United States sign a treaty for the building of a Central American shipping canal across Central America in Nicaragua.
  • Second Boer War: The British House of Commons' vote of censure over the British government's handling of the war is defeated.

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Old Folks at Home - Vess Ossman

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Unleavened Bread

By: Robert Grant

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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To Have and to Hold

By: Mary Johnston

This was the #1 best-selling novel in the United States in 1900, made into movies several times in subsequent years. It is set in colonial North America, beginning in the year 1621.

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Red Pottage

By: Mary Cholmondele

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The Reign of Law

By: James Lane Allen

James Lane Allen (December 21, 1849 – February 18, 1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky.

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