What Happened on January 1, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic

Father of Modern of China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern of China
Sun Yat-sen
  • The Republic of China is established.

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader