Wednesday 14 February 1912, Valentine's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Edmund George Love and Juan Pujol Garcia [Garbo / Arabel].
The Crime and the Criminal, directed by Alfred Rolfe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
while A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Edmund George Love: United States -- Teacher / historian / author (A Small Bequest).
- Juan Pujol Garcia [Garbo / Arabel]: Spanish British / German double agent.
- Oliver Wendell: Harrington cartoonist.
- Tibor Sekelj: Hungarian explorer and author (d. 1988).
- 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Connecticut
- Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
- Arizona is the 48th state admitted to the USA.
- In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
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