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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1912.
The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1912: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1912?


Events

  • 01 May 1912 Beverly Hills Hotel opens.
  • 04 May 1912 Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes.
  • 05 May 1912 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 07 May 1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer.
  • 08 May 1912 Paramount Pictures is founded.
  • 09 May 1912 American Numismatic Association receives federal charter.
  • 11 May 1912 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4.
  • 13 May 1912 Royal Flying Corps is established in England.
  • 15 May 1912 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a New York Highlander game and is suspended.
  • 18 May 1912 Maurits Binger establishes two Dutch movie companies.
  • 23 May 1912 The Hamburg America Line's is launched in Hamburg and is the world's largest ship.
  • 30 May 1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua.
  • 31 May 1912 US marines land on Cuba.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1912?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Red Pepper - A Spicy Rag
  2. - I'm Going Back to Dixie
  3. - Come to the Ball
  4. - Ragtime Mocking Bird
  5. - When I was Twenty-one and You Were Sweet Sixteen

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi