Historical Events for Year 1912

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Jan 1st - 1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)
Jan 1st - Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
Jan 1st - The Republic of China is established.
Jan 3rd - South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
Jan 3rd - 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
Jan 4th - Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
Jan 4th - The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
Jan 5th - 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
Jan 5th - The Prague Party Conference takes place.
Jan 6th - New Mexico becomes 47th state
Jan 6th - Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred WegenerMeteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener Jan 8th - Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms
Jan 9th - US marines invade Honduras
Jan 10th - Caillaux government in France resigns
Jan 10th - World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)
Jan 11th - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Jan 12th - -47°F (-44°C), Washta, Iowa (state record)
Jan 13th - -40°F (-40°C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)
Jan 14th - Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France
Jan 17th - Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
Naval Officer and Explorer Robert ScottNaval Officer and Explorer Robert Scott Jan 23rd - The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
Jan 29th - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA
Feb 2nd - Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
Feb 7th - 2nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)
Feb 8th - 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla
Feb 8th - British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
Feb 9th - US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
Feb 10th - Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
Feb 12th - China adopts Gregorian calendar
Feb 12th - Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
Feb 13th - England regains the Ashes
Feb 14th - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
Feb 14th - Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
Feb 15th - Fram reaches latitude 78° 41' S, farthest south ever by ship
Feb 16th - VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
Feb 20th - Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
Feb 22nd - J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
Feb 25th - Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
Feb 26th - Coal miners strike in Britain (settle on 1st March)
Feb 27th - Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
Feb 28th - Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
Mar 1st - U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry performs 1st (attached-type) parachute jump from an airplane
Mar 1st - Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC
Mar 5th - Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
Mar 5th - Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
Mar 7th - Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
Mar 11th - 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
Mar 11th - Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon LowFounder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low Mar 12th - Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
Mar 12th - Helen Hayes Theater opens at 238 W 44th St NYC
Mar 12th - Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria - Botev Plovdiv
Mar 13th - Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games
Mar 13th - Bulgaria and Serbia conclude an alliance pact ostensibly against Austria, but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey
Mar 14th - King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt
Mar 15th - Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young Mar 16th - Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Wash DC
Mar 17th - Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick
Mar 22nd - Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter
Mar 23rd - Dixie Cup invented
Mar 27th - 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC
Mar 29th - Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
Mar 30th - French protectorate in Morocco established
Apr 1st - Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.
Apr 2nd - Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang Party in China
Apr 2nd - Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
Apr 4th - Army fires on striking mine workers at Lena-gold fields Siberia
Apr 4th - Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
Apr 6th - Electric starter 1st appeared in cars
Apr 8th - Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200
Apr 9th - 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
Apr 10th - RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage
Apr 11th - RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY
Apr 11th - Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid
Apr 11th - The British Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist
Apr 13th - Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF)
Apr 14th - RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
Apr 15th - RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
Apr 16th - Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to cross English Channel
Apr 16th - Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
Apr 17th - 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")
Apr 18th - The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
Apr 18th - Tripolitan War: in continuing hostilities, Turkey closes the Dardanelles Straits after an Italian naval bombardment of the coastline
Apr 19th - 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2
Apr 20th - Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
Apr 20th - Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleve Indians 6-5
Apr 26th - 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
Apr 27th - Relief laws replaces those of 1854, in Netherlands
Apr 29th - 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
Apr 29th - Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin
May 1st - Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms
May 1st - Beverly Hills Hotel opens
May 4th - Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes
May 5th - 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
May 5th - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
May 7th - Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
May 8th - Film and television production/distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
May 11th - 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
May 13th - Royal Flying Corps forms in Great Britain
May 15th - 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb May 15th - Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended
May 18th - A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
May 18th - Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
May 19th - AL Pres Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
May 28th - Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa
May 29th - 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break
May 30th - US Marines sent to Nicaragua
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
May 31st - US marines land on Cuba
Jun 1st - Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
Jun 4th - Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
Jun 4th - Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
Jun 5th - US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)
Jun 6th - The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
Jun 7th - St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
Jun 7th - US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
Jun 8th - Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
Jun 13th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
Jun 15th - 26th US Women's Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Eleonora Sears (6-4 6-2)
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Jun 18th - The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')
Jun 19th - Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
Jun 20th - NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)
Jun 20th - NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
Jun 26th - Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
Jul 3rd - NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
Jul 4th - Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
Jul 4th - Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
Jul 6th - Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)
Jul 8th - G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
Jul 8th - Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight
Jul 8th - 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats C Sterry (6-3 6-1)
Jul 8th - 36th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)
Jul 10th - Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
Jul 12th - 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US-"Queen Elizabeth"-NYC
Jul 14th - Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
Jul 15th - British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
Jul 16th - Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
Jul 17th - IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
Jul 18th - Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
Jul 19th - A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
Jul 20th - Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
Jul 22nd - 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
Jul 22nd - In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
Jul 25th - Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
Jul 31st - RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
Jul 31st - US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)
Aug 2nd - 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
Aug 5th - Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.
Aug 7th - Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres
Aug 14th - 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
Aug 15th - Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game

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