Saturday 12 October 1901
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gabriel-Marie Garrone and Salvador Dali.
Photographing a Country Couple, directed by Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
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What the sky looked like on 12 October 1901
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1901 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Gabriel-Marie Garrone: French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and a Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education.
- Salvador Dali: Spanish infant mortality, died at one year nine months, 8/01/1903, 5:00 PM from an infectious gastro-enteric catarrh according to the death certificate.
- Enrico Falqui: Italy Writer.
- President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the ''Executive Mansion'' to the White House.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1901 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I've a Longing in My Heart for You, Louise - Harry Macdonough
- The Invincible Eagle March - Sousa's Band
- Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder - Harry Macdonough