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Thursday 15 August 1912

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1912). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julia Child and Wendy Hiller. 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

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  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Julia Child: American chef and writer of over nine cookbooks, appearing in more than three hundred television shows.
  • Wendy Hiller: England, United Kingdom -- Actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield).
  • Monty Finniston: Scottish metallurgist, educational administrator and businessman, he became Chairman of British Steel in 1973, the year he was knighted.
  • Guido Morselli: Italian novelist and essayist.
  • Amir Khan: Indian singer (d. 1974).
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  • Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game

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Planetary positions on August 15, 1912 - Geocentric view

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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. Dreams of Long Ago - Enrico Caruso
  3. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Columbia Mixed Quartette

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