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Friday 12 February 1909

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Douglas Harding and Shin Saburi. The Old Curiosity Shop, directed by Warwich Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
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Movies

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Directed by: Warwich Gilbert

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

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The Return of Ulysses

Directed by: André Calmettes, Charles Le Bargy

Starring: Paul Mounet, Madame Bartet, Albert Lambert, Delaunay

The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: John R. Cumpson, Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy

The Curtain Pole

Directed by: D.W. Griffith, Mack Sennett

Starring: Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 February 1909 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
  • Darwin Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Douglas Harding
  • Shin Saburi
  • Barry Wood: New Haven, Connecticut -- Vocalist (Your Hit Parade).
  • Francis Salet: French historian specializing in art history, especially medieval, who became curator and director of museums, president of the French Archaeological Society and the National Society of Antiquaries of France, director of publications, and Inspector General of French museums.
  • Zoran Mušič: Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005).
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Facts:
  • Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6).
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

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