Historical Events in February 1912

  • 2nd Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
  • 7th 2nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)
  • 8th 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla
  • 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
  • 9th US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 10th Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • 12th China adopts Gregorian calendar
  • 12th Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
  • 13th England regains the Ashes
  • 14th 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
  • 14th Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
  • 15th Schooner 'Fram' reaches latitude 78° 41' S, farthest south ever by ship
  • 16th VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 20th Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
  • 22nd J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
  • 25th Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 26th Coal miners strike in Britain (settle on 1st March)
  • 27th Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
  • 28th Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50