Historical Events in February 1912

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