Sunday 12 August 1900
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta and Wilhelm Steinitz.
A Farmer's Imitation of Ching Ling Foo, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
while Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1900 ?
- Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta: Composer.
- Wilhelm Steinitz: Germany -- 1st chess champ (1866-1894).
- Gunnar Høst: Norwegian French-philologist and literary historian.
- James E Keeler: US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42.
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