Friday 1 March 1912
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gerald Emmett Carter and Mario Genta.
La dame aux camélias, directed by Louis Mercanton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
while The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 March 1912 ?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Gerald Emmett Carter: Canadian archbishop (d. 2003).
- Mario Genta: Italy sport Champion.
- Gerald Carter: Canadian cardinal (d. 2003).
- Boris Chertok: Polish-Russian engineer and academic (d. 2011).
- George Grossmith: English actor and comic writer (Born 1847).
- Isabella Goodwin, first US woman detective, appointed, New York City, New York.
- Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
- Albert Berry is reported to have made the first parachute jump from a flying airplane.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1912 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Gems from Naughty Marietta - Victor Light Opera Co.
- Ragtime Violin - American Quartet
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