Saturday 12 May 1900
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Helene Weigel Austria/German actress (Metropolis and Joseph Rochefort.
Confounding the Art Critic, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
while The Reign of Law by James Lane Allen was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Helene Weigel Austria/German actress (Metropolis: Mutter Courage).
- Joseph Rochefort: American naval officer and cryptanalyst (d. 1976).
- Helene Weigel: Austrian / German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70.
- Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed.
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