Historical Events for April 1912

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1st - The Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 meters.
2nd - Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang Party in China
2nd - Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
4th - Army fires on striking mine workers at Lena-gold fields Siberia
4th - Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
6th - Electric starter 1st appeared in cars
8th - Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200
9th - 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
10th - RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage
11th - RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY
11th - Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid
13th - Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF)
14th - RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
15th - RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
16th - Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to cross English Channel
16th - Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
17th - 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")
18th - The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
19th - 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2
20th - Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
20th - Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleve Indians 6-5
26th - 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
27th - Relief laws replaces those of 1854, in Netherlands
29th - 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
29th - Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin

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