Wednesday 1 February 1905
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cesare Fantoni and Ernst Carl.
Wonderful Beehive, directed by Gaston Velle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905
while The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1905 ?
- 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.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Ernst Carl: Gerlach Stueckelberg.
- Cesare Fantoni: Italian film actor who appeared in 73 films between 1939 and 1962.
- George Preuser: American astrologer, a member of AFA from July 1953.
- Emilio Segre: Italy Scientist.
- Joan Morgan: English actress (d. 2004).
- Emilio Segrè: Italian-American physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989).
- Oswald Aschenbach German painter: dies at age 77.
- Hague soccer team ADO forms.
- Hungarian premier Tisza resigns.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1905 ?
Top #6 songs in the USA
- Nellie Melba - Good-bye
- Runaway Motor Car - Billy Murray
- The Transformation Scene from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Len Spencer
- My Cozy Corner Girl - Harry Macdonough
- Sweet Thoughts of Home - Harry Macdonough
- Love's Old Sweet Song - Corrine Morgan
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