On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Architect Henry Bacon
Architect
Henry Bacon

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)