Thursday 17 October 1912
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pope John Paul I and John Paul I [Albino Luciano].
From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912
while The Street Called Straight by Basil King was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Pope John Paul I: 65-year-old, found dead, after only 33 days as Pope.
- John Paul I [Albino Luciano]: 263rd Roman Catholic Pope (1978).
- Pope John: Paul I (d. 1978).
- John Paul: Italian Roman Catholic 263rd Pope who reigned for only a short 34 days.
- Victor Serebriakoff: British Mensan, the Chairman of Mensan International.
- Titus Vibe-Müller: Norwegian film director and film editor.
- John : Pope John Paul I (d. 1978).
- Theodore Marier: American composer and educator founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (d. 2001).
- Jack Owens: American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982).
- Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
- Krupp engineers Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer patent austenitic stainless steel.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Way Down South - Heidelberg Quintet
- Whistle It - Ada Jones & Peerless Quartet
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