Historical Events for January 1912
Events 1 - 22 of 22
1st - 1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)
1st - Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
1st - The Republic of China is established.
3rd - South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
3rd - 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
4th - Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
4th - The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
5th - 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
5th - The Prague Party Conference takes place.
6th - New Mexico becomes 47th state
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 Wegener 8th - The African National Congress is founded.
9th - US marines invade Honduras
10th - Caillaux government in France resigns
10th - World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)
11th - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
12th - -47°F (-44°C), Washta, Iowa (state record)
13th - -40°F (-40°C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)
14th - Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France
17th - Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
23rd - The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
29th - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA