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Tuesday 13 August 1912

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 13, 1912). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Salvador Luria and Ben Hogan. Metamorphoses, directed by Christophe Honoré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
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Directed by: Christophe Honoré

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The Portrait of Lady Anne

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Diamond Cut Diamond

Directed by: Darrell James Roodt

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Robin Hood

Directed by: Étienne Arnaud, Herbert Blaché

Starring: Robert Frazer, Barbara Tennant, Alec B. Francis, Julia Stuart

A Change of Spirit

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Walter Miller, William J. Butler, Kate Toncray

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1912 ?

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Salvador Luria: Italian writer, teacher and biologist.
  • Ben Hogan: Golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84.
  • Rita Johnson: Worcester, Massachusetts -- Actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give).
  • Salvador E Luria: Italian / US biologist (Nobel prize 1969).
  • Jan Peeters: Dutch water colors painter / monumental artist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jules EF Massenet: French opera Composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70.
  • Jules Massenet: French composer, famed for his lyrical and melancholy operatic arias that pleased the public of his time.

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Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I'd Love to Live in Loveland with a Girl Like You - Walter Van Brunt
  2. Enrico Caruso - Dreams of Long Ago
  3. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Columbia Mixed Quartette

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