Saturday May 12, 1900
US date format: 5/12/1900, UK date format: 12/5/1900
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It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 1900). The US president was William McKinley (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Helene Weigel Austria/German actress (Metropolis and Joseph Rochefort.
The Conjurer, directed by George Albert Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 12, 1900?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
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- Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed.