Saturday 12 May 1917
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frank Clair .
A Romance of the Redwoods, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
while Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 May 1917 ?
- 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
- Frank Clair: American-born Canadian football coach (d. 2005).
- 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
- 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1917 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Ev'ry Little While - Al Jolson
- John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
- Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile - Helen Clark
- Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love - M.J. O'Connell
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