Saturday 1 February 1908
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gene Sheldon and Albie Booth.
Jeppe paa bjerget, directed by Viggo Larsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
while The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best selling books.
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- 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
- Gene Sheldon: Actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72.
- Albie Booth: collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale).
- Edward Staempfli: composer.
- Myles Fukanaiga: Japanese-Hawaiian homicide; kidnapped and murdered a ten-year-old boy on 9/18/1929.
- William Hickman: American murderer who, on 2/17/1927, kidnapped and killed 12-year-old Marian Parker.
- George Pal: Hungarian / US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons).
- Louis Rasminsky: Canadian economist, governor of the Bank of Canada (Born 1908).
- Carlos I: King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44.
- King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
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- Under Any Old Flag at All - Billy Murray
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