Sunday January 12, 1908
US date format: 1/12/1908, UK date format: 12/1/1908
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jean Delannoy and Ben Seijes.
Fireside Reminiscences, directed by J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1908?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1908?
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Ada Jones & Billy Murray - Make Believe