Wednesday 12 February 1908
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 12, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Olga Benário Prestes and Jean Effel.
Troubles of a Grass Widower, directed by Max Linder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 February 1908 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Olga Benário Prestes
- Jean Effel: French painter and journalist (d. 1982).
- August Neo: Estonian wrestler (d. 1982).
- Jacques Herbrand: French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931).
- New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska and Siberia) begins in New York NY; George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel.
- Anna Jeanes bequeathes $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female.