Sunday 12 August 1900
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 12, 1900). The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta and Wilhelm Steinitz.
The Last Days of Pompeii, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 12 August 1900
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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.