On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1914

Historical Events

Film Release

"The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Historic Event

Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Famous Birthdays

  • Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference", born in Rome, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Gordon "Tex" Beneke, American saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Fort Worth, Texas; (d. 2000)
  • Nello Celio, Swiss politician, born in Quinto, Switzerland (d. 1995)
1914 Highlights

About February 12, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius