Historical Events in April 1912

  • 1st Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 fly across 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.
  • 18th Tripolitan War: in continuing hostilities, Turkey closes the Dardanelles Straits after an Italian naval bombardment of the coastline
  • 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 in Netherlands replace those of 1854
  • 29th 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
  • 29th Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin