What Happened on February 12, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 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)