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.
8th - Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener 9th - US Marines send troops to 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 - Captain Robert Scott's 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