Tuesday 1 February 1910
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include H Stanley and Michael Kanin.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, directed by Grard Bourgeois, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910
while The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1910 ?
- 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
- H Stanley: Cayzer.
- Michael Kanin: Rochester, New York -- Director / writer / actor (Woman of the Year).
- Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme: Tibetan politician (d. 2009).
- Pierre Horay: French publisher, founder in 1946 of the eponymous 'Horay' publishing house.
- Ngapoi Jigme: Chinese general and politician (d. 2009).
- Otto Julius Bierbaum German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe): dies at age 44.
- 1st British labour exchange opens
- Dragoumis government forms in Greece.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1910 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Manuel Romain
- Madama Butterfly: Finale Ultimo (Butterfly's Death Scene) - Geraldine Farrar
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